Having left the UK in the very early hours of Sunday morning, the Chelsea travelling party for the FIFA Club World Cup has arrived in Abu Dhabi.

A total of 23 players has made the journey, with Edouard Mendy due to join up later. He competes in the Africa Cup of Nations final later today, with Senegal taking on Egypt.For the rest of the squad, there will be the first training session in the UAE later on. Keep an eye on chelseafc.com and The 5th Stand for coverage of that.

Chelsea’s first game is on Wednesday when we will take on the winners of today’s match between Al Hilal and Al Jazira, respectively the Asian Champions League winners and the local representatives from Abu Dhabi.The Chelsea travelling squad is:Kepa ArrizabalagaAntonio RudigerMarcos AlonsoAndreas ChristensenJorginhoThiago SilvaN’Golo KanteMateo KovacicRomelu LukakuChristian PulisicTimo WernerMarcus BettinelliTrevoh ChalobahSaulRoss BarkleyMason MountCallum Hudson-OdoiHakim ZiyechKenedyReece JamesCesar AzpilicuetaKai HavertzMalang Sarr