Chelsea new signings Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner have resumed training with the rest of the old guards ahead of the coming season
The team is back to their training complex at Cobham for their preseason preparation with the season set to resume in three weeks.
Christian Pulisic and Billy Gilmour were not part of the training session as a result of injury.
César Azpilicueta was fit enough to join in as were N’Golo Kanté, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and both new boys Werner and Ziyech.
Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount weren’t to be found on any pictures, nor was Fikayo Tomori, but Hudson-Odoi and Reece James were.
Some youngsters and loan returnees were involved as well, including some familiar names like Ethan Ampadu, Lewis Baker, Jake Clarke-Salter, and Conor Gallagher,
but also some lesser knows (for now), such as Myles Peart-Harris, Harvey Vale Luke McCormick, Juan Castillo, and Henry Lawrence. Young goalkeepers Karlo Ziger and Nathan Baxter were also involved.
With the international break in between those weeks it simply means there is little time to waste. The players have been subjected to COVID-19 test and some fitness assessments.
Manager Frank Lampard instructing his boys.
The German teammates, Antonio Rudiger and Werner in training, the defender shielding the ball from the attacker.
Werner on full speed as he chases the ball.
Ziyech controls the ball with a deft touch, one of the star players the fans will demand much from ahead of the coming season.