Conte omits Atsu from the 30-man squad for USA trip

The Chelsea squad have boarded their jet to Los Angeles as they fly stateside for a 10-day pre-season tour.

However, Ghana international Christian Atsu was not among those in the Blues travelling party for the flight ahead of exhibition games against Liverpool, Real Madrid and AC Milan across the pond.

Read more: Baba Rahman and Christian Atsu’s first game under Antonio Conte

Atsu joined the Stamford Bridge giants for pre-season n Austria with the entire Chelsea team and featured in three games.

But it seems the London club has decided on the fate of the former FC Porto star as the Italian gaffer has overlooked him for a 30-man squad for the tour of the USA.

The Blues touched down in Los Angeles a few hours ago to begin their West Coast stay.

Conte’s side will travel on to Michigan from LA and finish the trip in Minneapolis, before returning to Europe for their final pre-season match against Werder Bremen in Bremen.

Below is the Chelsea squad for the LA tour.

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Asmir Begovic, Jamal Blackman, Nathan Baxter

Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic, Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Kurt Zouma, Baba Rahman, Matt Miazga, Hector, Ola Aina, Fikayo Tomori

Midfielders: Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas, Nathaniel Chalobah, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Willian, Pedro, Kenedy, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Victor Moses, Juan Cuadrado

Strikers: Diego Costa, Loic Remy, Bertrand Traore, Michy Batshuayi, Tammy Abraham

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