Antonio Rudiger and Kepa Arrizabalaga train with Chelsea after bust-up - in pictures

Thomas Tuchel's team take on Porto in Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday

Antonio Rudiger and Kepa Arrizabalaga prepared for Chelsea's Champions League quarter-final tie against FC Porto, still fresh from their training ground bust-up.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel praised defender Rudiger and goalkeeper Arrizabalaga for burying the hatchet after things got ugly during training on Sunday.

German defender Rudiger was sent to the changing rooms after he clashed with the Spanish goalkeeper following a late challenge, with the two having to be separated by teammates.

Tuchel said that the incident was serious but insisted Rudiger and Kepa will not be punished.

"We calmed the situation immediately. They can happen because everyone is competitive in training," Tuchel said.

"They cleared the air and there was nothing left afterwards. They solved it in an honest and humble way. For this situation, there will be no punishment."

Emotions ran high as Chelsea's 14-game unbeaten run in all competitions under Tuchel came to an end on Saturday in a 5-2 thrashing at the hands of West Brom.

As far as the team is concerned, Tuchel confirmed winger Christian Pulisic was in the squad after suffering a hamstring scare against Albion, while midfielder N'Golo Kante will start from the bench.

Published: April 7, 2021 06:44 AM

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