This week saw reports that Trev Chalobah has been frozen out, or ‘exiled’, at Chelsea because the club want to sell him.
Mauricio Pochettino was asked about these rumours in a press conference.
The Argentine replied: “Chalobah and all the players in the squad are in my plans. No one else is going to make decisions for me. I have enough knowledge to be involved in a decision. Everyone in the squad is part of my plans.
“Then to play is my decision. He is a Chelsea player.
“He needs to recover as soon as possible. I believe he can be selected. He will have the same chances [as others].”
Chelsea confirmed before the presser that the centre-back is still recovering from an injury.