Cesar Azpilicueta and Kai Havertz have offered to pay Chelsea’s travel expenses for the Lille game from their own pockets, Mundo Deportivo claim.
Earlier, Thomas Tuchel said that the club is making ‘adjustments’ to fit into the spending cap imposed on Chelsea by the government.
The Blues operate under a license from the UK government that allows them to continue running the club but their spending is limited.
This led to Tuchel suggesting he could ‘drive a seven-seater’ to Lille to make sure the team gets there.
Another problem that has unexpectedly arisen recently is that the Blues might need a similar license to play in France.
So at the moment, it is not even clear if the game will still take place tomorrow, not even how Chelsea get there.
Official: Chelsea withdraw request to play Boro game without fans
Chelsea have agreed to ‘remove their request’ to play Saturday’s FA Cup game against Middlesbrough without fans in attendance, the FA have confirmed in a statement.
The FA have stated they are working on making sure Chelsea fans would be able to attend games in the future.
Earlier today, Chelsea asked the FA to consider holding the game behind closed doors. The reason was that the Blues could not sell tickets to due restrictions placed upon them by the government.
Chelsea’s request led to an extremely negative reaction, with Middlesbrough calling it ‘bizarre’ while their chairman went even further and said that words sporting integrity and Chelsea ‘do not belong in the same sentence’.