Training numbers swell

Nine players started pre-season training at Cobham today as the preparations for 2021/22 shifted up another gear.

Those who exited Euro 2020 at either the last-16 or the quarter-final stage, plus some of the others who were away from Chelsea on loan last season, were out on the pitch for the first time where they were greeted by Thomas Tuchel.

Clearly these players are behind those who returned from holiday earlier in terms of fitness, so they worked together in their own group, and in the photos below you can see who they are and what they were up to today…