All other members of Chelsea’s first team squad- aside Eden Hazard- were present at the start of the club’s final preparation for their Champions League semi-final first leg encounter at La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.
The Blues trained on Monday morning at the club’s Cobham training facility before flying out to the Spanish capital for Tuesday night’s tie at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.
Petr Cech had a normal training, after missing Saturday’s Premier League home loss to Sunderland due to a minor illness. The first 15 minutes of the session was open to media.
Belgian midfielder, Hazard, has not featured for Chelsea since picking up a calf injury in the side’s last European outing against Paris St-Germain at Stamford Bridge, though the club remain optimistic he could feature against the ‘Los Roji Blancos’..
Portuguese boss, Mourinho, will be accompanied by one of his players to the pre-game news conference in Madrid later in the day.
Mohammed Salah and Nemanja Matic are both cup tied, alongside Branislav Ivanovic, who is suspended for the last-four encounter were nonetheless present during the training session.