IN PICTURES: TRAINING DAY

There was just one training session for the players on Sunday, but it was just as hard work as they have become accustomed to in Bangkok.

Jose Mourinho opted to allow the squad the morning off, ensuring extra relaxation time, before a 5pm session at the International School Bangkok. That made for warm, but not uncomfortable conditions, with a slight breeze introducing itself for the first time since the team has been in Thailand.

Mourinho enjoys a laugh in training

The session started in sunshine with a stretch followed by a series of fitness drills, with players regularly in physical competition, as the pictures show, before a fascinating exercise led by Rui Faria.

Wallace and McEachran

Demanding speed, stamina and agility players had to run, jump, dodge and skip their way to the end of a 40-yard course before meeting a team-mate at the other end and competing in a one-on-one 'street-style' game, trying to force the ball into the other's goal before the next pair arrived.

Frank Lampard and John Terry were equally impressive in their determination and refusal to give up during their tussle.

Moses and Hazard

There then followed more tactical work, with Mourinho hands-on in his approach, regularly breaking the game up to explain what he wanted from his players, who were not letting up. During the match there was only one goal scored, when Lampard converted a penalty after Terry and Bertrand had combined to bring down Andre Schurrle close to goal. Silvino Louro paced out the 12 yards for the spot kick, and the 35-year-old midfielder hammered his penalty low into the bottom corner, sending Cech the wrong way.

Ba and Van Ginkel

It is back to double sessions on Monday.


Mourinho in Bangkok

On Sunday evening, Mourinho and his players met with staff and guests of Singha at the team's hotel. The club's global beer partner is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its Boon Rawd Brewery and Wednesday's game against the Singha All-Stars is part of that celebration.  

Terry in Bangkok