FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has Thomas Vermaelen is included in his 21-man squad for the first leg of the eighth finals in the Champions League against Chelsea by Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard. The duel at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday (20h45) on the program. Monday morning travel the Catalans off to London.
After a hamstring injury is Vermaelen will be fit again declared, he will get the green light to play. The defender has trained this week for the first time with the group.
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Four weeks ago I hurt the Red Devil during the league game against Betis (0-5 win). After 41 minutes, he had to leave the field. Vermaelen was replaced by Samuel Umtiti. After that last earlier in the season had injured, was our countryman to take his chance in the first team. He played thirteen games in a row, of which eleven are in the basis.
For the league game on Saturday against Eibar (0-2 victory) was Vermaelen not yet in the selection.
The return of the cracker between Barcelona and Chelsea, on march 14, provided at the Nou Camp.