The Blues are already in Istanbul, and have been buoyed by the news that Willian and Antonio Rudiger have made the trip with the rest of the squad after recovering from their respective injuries.
Those two senior players are joined on the plane by a surprise name, with teenager Billy Gilmour also included.
And the Chelsea fans are delighted with the news, with some even championing him to feature in the game against the Champions League winners. Portions of the club’s fanbase have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts, and you can see some of the best reactions on the social media platform below.
What a fantastic stuff that !
— Lamps (@CFCLamps_) August 13, 2019
Hope he plays. I mean, we will most likely lose so this is super opportunity to gain experience.
— Petri Pellinen (@PellinenPetri) August 13, 2019
— Yemi Matthews (@SonsOfMatthew) August 13, 2019
— Peter mensah (@Peterme80480380) August 13, 2019
— Billy Gilmour (@Billy_Gilmour40) August 13, 2019
I really want to see him play, lad is an absolute talent.
— BlueBloodCFC (@Bblood_cfc) August 13, 2019
— Heathen (@Xaotzu) August 13, 2019