N’Golo Kante, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech are leads Chelsea pre-season training session on Thursday morning as Thomas Tuchel’s men put through their paces at Cobham training ground.
The Blues players were out on the grass at club training based following their 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Tuesday, with focus now turn to Sunday’s Mind Series tournament against local rivals Arsenal at Emirates stadium.
Despite Kante, Havertz, Werner, Rudiger, Zouma and Kovacic missed trip to south coast of England, Thomas Tuchel’s men still managed to recorded another victory in their pre-season friendly match campaign as Armando Brajo and Ike Ugbo punish Bournemouth at Vitality stadium on Tuesday evening.
With the Blues prepared for Mind Series tournament, Kante and rest of the names were mentioned above, involved in training with the rest of Thomas Tuchel’s squad for the first time this summer.
Due to majority of them take major part at Euro 2020, they are returned to Cobham last Saturday, and there’s no opportunities for them to start training with the rest of Thomas Tuchel’s squad that are returned early.
However, for the first time, all nine players, with including Tiemoue Bakayoko, Kenedy and Michy Batshuayi, put through their paces at club training ground with the rest of Tuchel’s squad as they prepared for mouthwatering encounter with local rivals Arsenal.
The west London will trip to north London to take on Arsenal at Emirates stadium in Mind Series tournament on Sunday afternoon before welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Stamford Bridge four days later.
Since Kante and rest of the eight players take part in training session on Thursday, there’s possiblity for them to make their debut appearances for the Blues this summer against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.
Marcus Bettinelli also made first training session after completing a sensational move to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday afternoon.
Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga also working hard on their fitness, while starlet likes Charly Musonda, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Dujon Sterling, Trevoh Chalobah, Jake Clarke-Salter, Malang Sarr, Matt Miazga, and Baba Rahman also take major part in Thursday’s’s training session.
The Blues squad that is understood to be available for selection against Arsenal.
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalga, Jamie Cumming, Marcus Bettinelli.
Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Dujon Sterling, Davide Zappacosta, Trevoh Chalobah, Jake Clarke-Salter, Malang Sarr, Matt Miazga, Marcos Alonso, Baba Rahman.
Midfielders: N’Golo Kante, Kai Havertz, Mateo Kovacic, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Conor Gallagher, Lewis Baker, Danny Drinkwater.
Wingers: Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Charly Musonda, Hakim Ziyech, Kenedy.
Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Ike Ugbo, Armando Broja, Timo Werner, Michy Batshuayi.
Chelsea 2021 Pre-Season Plans:
• 17th – Peterborough (Cobham)
• 20th – Squad fly out to Ireland
• 22nd – Low level team in Dublin
• 27th – AFC Bournemouth (Away)
• 1st – Arsenal (Away – 3pm)
• 4th – Tottenham (Home – 7.45pm)
Chelsea, then heading to Belfast for the Super Cup against Villarreal on August 11 before start their 2021/22 Premier League season on August 14 at home to Crystal Palace.