Barely hours before Chelsea face Atletico Madrid in the first leg of UEFA Champions League semi-final match that will be played tonight, Cameroon striker, Samuel Eto’o has been declared not fit for the crucial tie.
According to information emanating from the Blues’ camp, the star striker would be absent due to a knee injury.
However, it was gathered that playmaker Eden Hazard was in the squad despite a two-week absence with a calf injury,
Branislav Ivanovic is suspended, meaning David Luiz could play at right-back or Ashley Cole could return on the left.
*Chelsea’s striker, Samuel Eto’o has been ruled out of today’s Champions League match against Atletico
Both Nemanja Matic and Egyptian Mohamed Salah are ineligible after playing for other clubs earlier in the competition.
Provisional squad expected from Chelsea include: Cech, Cole, Luiz, Ramires, Lampard, Torres, Oscar, Mikel, Schurrle, Van Ginkel, Hazard, Ba, Willian, Schwarzer, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Kalas, Hilario and Ake.
The game is expected to kick off at 7.45hours local time in Nigeria.
The other semi final match would see Real Madrid hosting defending champions, Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu stadium on Wednesday.