After a beautiful weeks off for the first team players in the club, the squads come together at Cobham today to kick start there training for the upcoming matches and most importantly the FA cup forth round tie with Plymouth at the Bridge.
We all know February is going to be a busy month for the champion of Europe who are set to play 5 games at a time in 22 days from different location and competition. However, the squad is looking a fresh and active.
With Silva and Pulisic away from the team to international duty with there respective country, and the rest of the squad took to the field for the fitness charge, and getting warmed with the climate before the call of action in the league.
Well, as per Tuchel, he really take his time off the field with his coaching staff after being said the whole team really need some time off for resfreshing back in January.
SportEarly learn from the session that, there was a positive feeling among the first team sqaud, who are gradually getting back to full fitness.
And from there we spotted four things in the training ground pictures today from Chelsea.
Two Defenders are involved
Before the international break in January, Thomas Tuchel had been handling defense issues with limited defender at his disposal, Chalobah with hamstring issues, Christensen with Covid19, Chiwell out of the season, James out for weeks.
SportEarly notice the welcome back of Trevoh Chalobah who was fully active today after being benched against Tottenham Hotspur.
Meanwhile, the academy graduates took part in the session of training involved at Cobham, making sure his 100% fit for the team.
We notice Christensen too, and the young lad will be hoping to put aside the difficult spell behind him and get back into the first team line up. He hope to give the coach something to hold on as he will want to impress before he’s out of contract by summer and hopeful of renewal.
No Reece James
During Brighton match, James was taking off the pitch due to injury sustain, was later affirm he has hamstring issues. Which brings many worries over the weeks he will out of the game.
The 22yr old was one the hottest among the Chelsea squad in the first half of the season. Where he established himself as a bigger threat to opponent both in attack and defense, but his absence was all felt throughout January as the title bid fade away.
In addition, the 22yr old is making a fast progress to recovery than expected. He was seen to have touch the grass for a light jogging before the international break and he’s recovery as being in a faster rate while other players enjoyed there break.
SportEarly learn that, James wasn’t there at the training ground today but still continue his progress on getting back into the team and should being seen later this month February.
Kenedy: The forgotten man involved
This January transfer was very much not a busy one for the blues as any player wasn’t signed by Tuchel and there isn’t any player allowed to move out of the club either by loan or permanently.
The 25yr old brazilian player was called back into the team from a loan spell with flamengo, as the club was unable to secure the service of a left back.
He was seen with the rest of the squad today and will be hopeful of making another appearance for the blues in nothing less than 4 years now against our next opponent, Plymouth.