Chelsea

Breaking: Thomas Tuchel unleashed stats Against Middlesbrough

Chelsea are definitely not the apple of the eye for many teams right now with situation not being very pleasant for the Blues. Now before their next match, they have entered a verbal war with their opponents in the FA Cup game, Middlesbrough. The quarter-finals draw now has much more significance than it was meant to be.

Chris Wilder will be a happy man entering the fixture as not only does he has some new injury concerns but will also welcome back Sporar and Siliki back in the squad. The only concern will be the continued absence of McGree and Payero who will be missing this crucial tie.

Thomas Tuchel though still continues to fight against the injury concerns in the squad as Christensen was forced out in their last game and thus is out for this game. Saul Niguez confirmed recently that he missed Chelsea’s trip to Lille as he tested positive for the virus and will be out of this clash too. Reece James did train with Chelsea in their last training session but it looks unlikely that Tuchel might force him in the squad and there is not much certainty over Hudson-Odoi as well. Ben Chilwell is obviously out of this clash.

WHERE AND WHEN?

Venue: Riverside Stadium
Date: Saturday, 19th March 2022
Time: 18:15 (BST)

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Craig Pawson
Assistant referee: Richard West & Daniel Robathan
Fourth official: Kevin Friend
VAR: Andrew Madley
Assistant VAR: Simon Bennett