Chelsea announce 25-man traveling squad for Europa League Final

Chelsea are taking 25 players out with them for the Europa League Final.

Chelsea have announced they will take 25 players with them to Amsterdam for tomorrow night's Europa League Final.

And the club are aiming to make a real occasion of it, taking out with them injured players and those who are cup tied.

This includes Demba Ba who played for Newcastle earlier in the competition, and Oriol Romeu, who is still recuperating from a knee injury.

The full 25 are: Cech, Turnbull, Hilario, Blackman, Ferreira, Azpilicueta, Terry, Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Bertrand, Ramires, Lampard, Obi Mikel, Romeu, Ake, Moses, Marin, Benayoun, Mata , Hazard, Oscar, Torres, Ba.

What this does not tell us crucially is the condition of injured John Terry and Eden Hazard, who if they are unfit, would have been included anyway.

It is important that every player, eligible or not, gets an opportunity to share in the moment if Chelsea win, and youngster Nathan Ake is one who will really benefit from the experience and could even be involved on the bench.

But not quite everybody is on the plane, for outcast Florent Malouda who started last year's Champions League Final and has been training with the youngsters this season, once again finds himself omitted.

Who should be included in Chelsea's starting XI?

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