Chelsea will be without four key players when they face Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
The four players are Thiago Silva, Tammy Abraham, Jorginho and Mason Mount.
Silva and Abraham are currently recovering from injury, while Jorginho and Mount are suspended.
Tuchel confirmed this during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.
Chelsea had won 1-0 against Atletico Madrid in the first leg in Bucharest.
“We have no fresh injuries, but we are without two key players for us tomorrow in Mount and Jorginho,” Tuchel explained at his pre-match press conference.
“We also need to work without Thiago Silva and Tammy Abraham for this game. They are not quite right yet but with an international break now coming, I don’t think there is too much risk in me saying that we expect them to join us again after the international break.
“So we are missing four key players for this game, but that makes the selection a little bit easier because we can select 23 players in the Champions League.”
The kick-off time for Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid is 9 pm.