As the new league season approaches, Chelsea’s non-World Cup players returned to their Cobham facilities on Saturday morning for their first pre-season training session and standard procedure medical checks.
But as expected, there was a limited number of players in training due to several players’ involvement in the World Cup, but those who didn’t feature in Russia were put through their paces with fitness and stretching exercises.
Zappacosta in the physio room on his Instagram story as the players went through a number of medical tests after the session. The likes of Alvaro Morata, Ross Barkley, Pedro, Marcos Alonso and Danny Drinkwater were all present for the training session.
The Chelsea players had only received word from Antonio Conte’s staff this week that they would be returning for a full pre-season training camp starting on Monday.
Conte is still currently in charge, but Maurizio Sarri is expecting to be cleared to replace him as manager of Chelsea at the start of next week.