TAKE-OFF FOR SPAIN

A squad of 20 players is travelling from England to Madrid this afternoon (Monday).

Samuel Eto’o is not included, he has a minor knee irritation. Eden Hazard does travel. He has not played since a calf problem forced his early withdrawal from the previous Champions League game, the home win over Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month.

There are no other absentees due to injury and Petr Cech is in the squad having missed Saturday’s game against Sunderland due to a minor illness.

Branislav Ivanovic serves a one-match suspension for collecting three bookings in the competition. Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are ineligible having played in the Champions League this season for their previous clubs.

The travelling squad is:

Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer, Hilario, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Nathan Ake, Cesar Azpilicueta, Tomas Kalas, Marco Van Ginkel, Ramires, Frank Lampard, Oscar, John Mikel Obi, Eden Hazard, Willian, Andre Schurrle, Fernando Torres, Demba Ba.

Jose Mourinho and one of the players will be speaking to the media at the Vicente Calderon Stadium at approximately 6.45pm UK time. The conference can be followed via our @chelseafc Twitter account.

The squad’s final training session before the game took place this morning at Cobham.

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