PHOTO: Chelsea duo Van Ginkel and Ake travel for Atletico tie

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Chelsea fringe stars included for Champions League semi-final trip.

marcovanginkelOff to Madrid for tomorrow's CL match vs Atletico @nathanake57

Chelsea set off for Spain yesterday for tonight's Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid, with a couple of young stars among their travelling party.

Last summer's £8 million signing from Vitesse Arnhem, Marco van Ginkel, posted an Instagram photo displaying himself and Nathan Ake on the plane en route to Madrid.

Van Ginkel has been out injured since September, but has been featuring for

the under-21 side in recent weeks.

Nathan Ake featured in the Europa League knockout stages last season but has found it tough to break into the first team this campaign.

Ake travelled with Chelsea to Paris for their quarter-final tie in the previous round.

Neither player is expected to, and in likelihood expecting to, feature against Atletico, but simply being part of the squad for the trip will be of benefit to their careers moving forward, being able to soak up the atmosphere of such a huge occasion.

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