Chelsea attackers duo Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic return to full training as Frank Lampard’s men made final preparations ahead of their Uefa Champions League clash against Ligue 1 side Rennes tonight.
The Blues players were back out on the grass at Cobham training based on Monday morning following Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle United, with the focus now turning towards Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Rennes.
Frank Lampard’s men will play away to Ligue 1 side Rennes at Roazhon Park on Tuesday, looking to extend their momentum run form by getting another victory and make their unbeaten run in all competitions to ten.
And with Lampard’s men prepared for the clash, Christian Pulisic, who suffered an hamstring injury before the international break, return to full training.
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder looked sharp at Cobham training base and could be a pushing for a return to action as soon as possible.
According to Lampard, the attacking midfielder will not travel to France with the rest of his team-mates as the Chelsea manager remains cautious about the winger’s hamstring recovery.
Kai Havertz, who tested positive for Coronavirus before the international break, completing his isolation period since last weekend and was appeared at Cobham with his team-mates in their final preparations.
Thiago Silva, who missed Saturday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United was also involved at Cobham training base and is excepted to return to action for Frank Lampard’s men to continues secure their back-line option.
Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham, who are leads Chelsea attacking lineup during weekend encounter with Newcastle United, are also among Blues players that involved at Cobham training base.
Chelsea are currently sit at the top of Group E with seven points from three games and could secure a spot in the finals if the results go their way tonight.
But Frank Lampard refused to get carried away and urged his players to remain focused on continuing their form.
‘We are in a decent position, but the minute we drop levels or don’t prepare right it will change,’ the manager told the reporters in his pre-match press conference on Monday morning.
‘Rennes are a very accomplished team, we found that out at the Bridge, and I have a lot of respect for them.’
He also pointed out that his team will still have to play an away game against Sevilla and a loss against Rennes could make things difficult in the last two matches.
‘We have to respect this game, and we have to keep focusing on ourselves to keep that form going,’ he added.