Gallery: Take a look at who trained ahead of Newcastle

Club football is back and preparations for our Saturday lunchtime trip to Tyneside, while limited, have been stepping up at Cobham...

Frank Lampard has counted his players back through the training ground doors largely unscathed following the international period, though the boss did admit in Thursday's pre-match press conference that he would likely be without Thiago Silva, Christian Pulisic and Kai Havertz for the trip to St James' Park.

In better news, Ben Chilwell has shaken off any discomfort following the back injury he picked up on England duty at the weekend and should be in contention to start against Newcastle United.

Absence has clearly made the heart grow fonder as the group seemed in especially lively spirits at Cobham. Following an afternoon session on Thursday, it was back to the morning routine today before the lads flew north.

Here, we've selected the best images from the past two days to get you in the mood for Chelsea's return to Premier League action...

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