Thomas Tuchel & co. were returned to Cobham training base on Thursday for pre-season campaign as Blues boss keen on getting his side’s back to full fitness ahead of next season.
Despite the arrival of German coach, majority of his first-teams yet to return, especially those who have in international duty with their country.
Mason Mount, who named as club Player of the years, alongside Reece James and Ben Chilwell, among Tuchel’s men who yet to return due to take part in current Euro 2020 with England, who book place at final against Italy, who also have two Tuchel’s men among them.
N’Golo Kante, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Olivier Giroud, Cesar Azipilicueta, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, all among Tuchel’s men who yet to return for pre-season campaign and given more break after participate in Euro 2020.
But the Blues academy starlet Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi included Tino Anjorin were the first three players back through the Cobham door to begin training on Friday while Marcos Alonso joining them later in the day.
Also there’s no signal of Edouard Mendy at Cobham training base on Friday, as Thomas Tuchel’s squad set to jet off to Ireland for a training camp.
The Blues are expected to have at least one friendly while are in Ireland, which is likely to be their first of the summer before encounter with their local rivals Arsenal and Spurs early of August.
Heading into the pre-season campaign, all Blues stars, who were away with the country over the past month will not be back until late July/early August after their mandatory three-week uninterrupted holiday.
As a result of that, Thomas Tuchel could handing the fringe players an opportunity to show their real potential as most of them still interested in continue their life at Stamford Bridge.
But how could they line up for that first game that expected to be taking place in the next couple of days.
Starting from back-line with including goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga is expected to keep Mendy place in the Blues first friendly match, due to the 28-year-old take part in Senegal friendly matches last month.
As will mentioned above, Reece James, and Cesar Azipilicueta won’t be involved thank to their Euro 2020 exploits, meaning Tino Livramento to play at right back while Dujon Sterling and Davide Zappacosta are remains alternative for that position.
At centre half, there will be no Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma, means Malang Sarr, who spell last campaign on loan at Porto cod get a start alongside Ethan Ampadu while Marc Guehi could also be an option.
Palmieri Emerson and Ben Chilwell expected to take part in the final Euro 2020 on Sunday, means Marcos Alonso should get some minutes.
As for the middle of park, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, and Mason Mount all are not available, means Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tiemoue Bakayoko could feature in the Blues first friendly match.
Youngsters Conor Gallagher, Lewis Bate and Tino Anjorin will all be hoping to be included on the training camp and get some match action as well while Christian Pulisic, is expected to return to Cobham training base as early as possible next week but doubt for the first friendly match.
Callum Hudson-Odoi will be linking up with the camp as well and should play while Tammy Abraham and Armando Broja are expected to be given an opportunity to impress this summer as well so it could well be 45 minutes split between both Blues starlet.