Young central defenders Matt Miazga and Jake Clarke-Salter have both travelled to France as part of the Chelsea squad set to contest the Champions League last-16 first-leg match against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes.

The duo are included primarily as cover for John Terry, who was substituted after just 38 minutes of the comprehensive 5-1 home victory over lowly Newcastle United on 13 February due to a hamstring injury suffered following a collision with Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The captain did take part in first-team training at Cobham on Monday, but was later excluded from the 21-man party after undergoing further tests. Miazga, 20, has yet to make a senior first-team appearance for Guus Hiddink's side since moving to English football from MLS outfit the New York Red Bulls on a four-and-a-half year deal in January.

Two years the US international's junior, Clarke-Salter is a regular for Chelsea's U21 side and has recently been promoted to the first-team setup, with Kurt Zouma ruled out for six months after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament against Manchester United.

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Although neither player will start in Paris, the experience is sure to prove invaluable and their presence seems necessary with Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic – the latter of whom usually plays on the right of a back four – currently Hiddink's only fit senior centre-backs. As was the case against Newcastle, Chelsea are likely to pair the two together and switch Cesar Azpilicueta from left-back, before slotting in Baba Rahman.

Also absent from the Chelsea squad is Alexandre Pato. The Brazilian striker, who has not played first-team football since late November, signed from Corinthians last month on a loan deal until the end of the season, although has yet to be included even as a substitute as he bids to regain full match fitness. Oscar will be available to face PSG after missing the drubbing of Newcastle due to a slight calf problem, while Nemanja Matic also travels– although he cannot play due to suspension.

Click here to see Chelsea's full squad list for the trip to PSG