Thiago Silva walks injured on the pitch in the game against Tottenham on February 4. AFP
Thiago Silva, the defender tried, will not be with Chelsea on the second night when the team meets Atlético Madrid away in the sixteen-team finals of the European Champions League.
Thiago was injured in a game against Tottenham in at the beginning of the month and has missed the last four games of the London club, which has only conceded two goals at the time.
Otherwise, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will take his strongest group to Bucharest. Christian Pulisic and Kai Havertz were sidelined with injuries but are said to be fit today.
Atlético’s home game takes place in Bucharest as English teams are not allowed to come to Spain due to defensive measures in that country. This is the teams’ first match.