The Chelsea squad have arrived in Romania ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League clash against Steaua Bucharest, and manager Rafael Benitez has a 19-man squad to select from as we bid to secure our place in the quarter-finals of the competition.
In an attempt to manage his group of players efficiently, particularly in the middle of such a gruelling fixture list, Benitez opted to leave both Victor Moses and Ramires back at Cobham.
Demba Ba, who is ineligible to play for us in the competition, has also stayed at home, while youngster Nathan Ake, who made his full debut for the club during last week’s 2-0 win at Middlesbrough, hasn’t travelled either.
Long-term absentee Oriol Romeu is the only other player unavailable for the game.
Later today Benitez will address the media, before overseeing a final training session at the National Arena, the venue for tomorrow’s game.