When the going gets hot!

Chelsea have trained in plenty of hot climates around the globe during pre-seasons past and Ireland this week is doing its best to match them.

It might not have been a surefire bet that the sun would shine down on County Kildare in late July but the Blues were prepared for if it did. 

It is no wonder heat and a thirst are raised given the hard yards that are being put in to build the base of fitness for the season ahead, as can be seen from the running below.  

There is a marquee pitchside to provide shade and a seat at the end of the session if needed, and also, if in the right place at the right time, the odd spray from the pitch sprinklers seen in the background below. 

But if you really want to cool down and recover, there is only one way, as demonstrated by Christian Pulisic at the top and Trevoh Chalobah plus Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja below - the ice bath!

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