A number of Chelsea players returned to our Cobham training centre this morning as pre-season got underway ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.

Players who were not selected for international duty in June reported to our Surrey base, meaning English trio Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Raheem Sterling all checked in.

Thiago Silva and Marc Cucurella also returned while Bashir Humphreys, Ian Maatsen and Cesare Casadei, all of whom spent last season out on loan, were among the younger players to be involved.

Andrey Santos, who joined Chelsea in January, also reported for training today (Tuesday), with the players put through medical tests, gym work, and also some time with the ball on the grass.

Our international players have a few extra days holiday before they return to Cobham and meet Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff. Then comes our trip to the United States, which is in less than two weeks.

You can check out the best images from Tuesday at Cobham below: