Marcos Alonso to Atletico
12:55: Atletico Madrid might smartly rue the person who were given away when Marcos Alonso runs out for Chelsea on the Wanda Metropolitano the following day evening.
Alonso is a boyhood Atletico fan. His dad Marcos Alonso Pena performed for the membership within the overdue 1980s, whilst additionally managing them all the way through the 2001/02 marketing campaign which resulted in a failed promotion from the Segunda Division.
Alonso has crimson and white – sure, he actually does – blood working thru him. The membership is in his DNA.
So why didn’t he play for them? Here’s the overall Marcos Alonso tale.
Luiz set to start out for Chelsea
12:40: David Luiz is anticipated to play for Chelsea at Atletico Madrid in Wednesday’s Champions League Group G conflict in spite of a damaged wrist.
The defender fractured his arm in opposition to Arsenal, when he was once additionally despatched off to incur a three-match ban which expires after Saturday’s Premier League conflict with Manchester City.
Playmaker Eden Hazard is anticipated to start out, whilst membership captain Gary Cahill may go back in defence for Chelsea, whose most effective harm absentee is midfielder Danny Drinkwater (calf).
Provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Kante, Morata, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Kenedy, Musonda, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Clarke-Salter, Scott, Eduardo.
Courtois caution to Morata
11:00: Thibaut Courtois has warned Alvaro Morata he’s not going to get a heat reception when Chelsea consult with Atletico Madrid within the Champions League.
Chelsea’s file signing Morata joined from Real within the shut season and has made a flying begin to existence at Stamford Bridge. The striker hit his first hat-trick for the membership as Chelsea beat Stoke Four-Zero within the Premier League on Saturday.
Courtois, who spent 3 seasons on mortgage at Real’s competitors Atletico, mentioned his workforce mate on the different finish of the pitch must get ready for a “big game” on the Estadio Metropolitano.
“He will get a different one from me. Alvaro played a lot of games against Atletico. I think he scored, I am not sure, so for him it will be a big game against his rivals,” Courtois mentioned
“For me it’ll be extra pleasant however between the 90 mins we’re enjoying there shall be contention for me as smartly as a result of they would like their workforce to win.”