INTER PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY

Jose Mourinho put the Chelsea squad through their paces at Washington's Catholic University this morning ahead of tomorrow's Guinness International Champions Cup opener against his former club Inter Milan.

Having touched down in the US capital shortly after 7pm last night (local time), the players faced a double training session, with the outfield players split into two groups.

The six players who competed at the Confederations Cup, and only returned to training on Sunday, worked on a fitness and shooting drill, with the remainder of the group stretching and running.

When the two groups came together, it was on to a possession-based exercise in which the manager would halt play when necessary in order to offer instructions.

Another match followed in which first Juan Mata, and then Oscar, were handed the opportunity to directly influence proceedings from an attacking perspective by playing for both sides.

Juan Mata training in America

The Spaniard almost scored a goal to remember, but saw his delicate chip drop inches over the bar, although the likes of Victor Moses, Eden Hazard and Demba Ba did find the back of the net.

The morning session culminated with a warm-down routine, before the players were driven back to the dressing rooms on golf carts by students from the University who had been watching training.

The second session takes place at 5pm (local time).

Our game against Inter Milan takes place in Indianapolis, kick off 8pm (local time). The match can be seen live on Chelsea TV, with coverage beginning at 12.45am on Friday (UK time).

Please note that due to rights restrictions, the game will only be available to view live by fans in the UK and Ireland.