Full Chelsea Squad Revealed For The Mind Series Tie Vs Arsenal As Kante Havertz And Werner Lead The Selection

Thomas Tuchel & co. will make the short trip from the west to north London on Sunday afternoon to take on Arsenal in the Mind Series mini tournament at the Emirates Stadium.

The Blues, the Gunners and Tottenham Hotspur are all taking part in a mini pre-season tournament called the Mind Series.

All three capital clubs will each host a round-robin fixture at their home stadium, with funds raised to be split between mental health charity Mind and the clubs’ respective foundations.

The Blues will kick-off their fixtures in mini pre-season tournament, away from home, by face their local rivals Arsenal at Emirates before host Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday in their second outings, which will be their last final fixture of pre-season before start of new season.

Thomas Tuchel’s men have made a 100 per cent start to their pre-season for their preparations ahead of upcoming campaign.

The Blues thrashed Peterborough United 6-1 in behind closed doors friendly match at Cobham, in which Hakim Ziyech netted hat-trick while Armando Broja, Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham also on target.

Chelsea, then came from behind to defeat AFC Bournemouth 2-1 on Tuesday evening at the Vitality Stadium thanks to goals from half-time substitutes Armando Broja and Ike Ugbo.

Last outings with held at Vitality stadium, Thomas Tuchel used 21 different players, with some first-team members, returning loanees and several Academy stars.

But after welcoming a large crop of his main starts that he relied on when he arrived in January, Thomas Tuchel will be able, and is likely, to bring them back into the fold against the Gunners.

Despite German, French and Croatian contingent returned to Cobham for training last weekend, all are missed a trip to the south coast of England but majority of them will receive their first minutes of pre-season at Arsenal after take part in training session alongside rest of Tuchel’s squad on Friday morning.

Kai Havertz, N’Golo Kante, Timo Werner, Antonio Rudiger, Mateo Kovacic, Kurt Zouma, Kenedy, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Michy Batshuayi are have chance to feature at Arsenal but skipper Cesar Azipilicueta and Andreas Christensen likely to miss Sunday contest due to pair reported back to Cobham this week.

The Blues squad that is understood to be available for selection against Arsenal

Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalga, Jamie Cumming, Marcus Bettinelli.

Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Dujon Sterling, Davide Zappacosta, Trevoh Chalobah, Jake Clarke-Salter, Malang Sarr, Matt Miazga, Marcos Alonso, Baba Rahman.

Midfielders: N’Golo Kante, Kai Havertz, Mateo Kovacic, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Conor Gallagher, Lewis Baker, Danny Drinkwater.

Wingers: Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Charly Musonda, Hakim Ziyech, Kenedy.

Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Ike Ugbo, Armando Broja, Timo Werner, Michy Batshuayi.

When is kick off? Sunday 1 August, at 3:00PM

Where is the match being played? Emirates Stadium

What TV channel is the match on? chelseafc.comarsenal.com

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