RETURNING TO WORK

The impeccable pitches of Cobham will host their first action of the pre-season this afternoon (Monday) when training begins.

With the summer break over, all the members of the squad apart from those who took part in the Confederations Cup are now back at Cobham, where Jose Mourinho held his first team meeting at lunchtime and standard medical assessments are taking place.

Andre Schurrle, Marco van Ginkel and Wallace, who signed in January before immediately being loaned back to former club Fluminense until the end of last season, are busy meeting new team mates.

It will be late in the afternoon when the manager and players begin their preparations out in the July sun, and then there will be double training sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday before the squad flies to Thailand on Thursday to begin the two-week Here to Play Here to Stay tour of Asia, which will also visit Malaysia and Indonesia.

Check our @chelseafc Twitter page and this website later in the day for updates on training.

- Chelsea TV will be showing six pre-season matches from Asia and the USA live.