There was a new face at our first training session in Japan - Christian Pulisic!

The American met up with his team-mates in Yokohama on Tuesday having cut short his summer break, which only began after the USA's Gold Cup campaign came to an end with defeat in the final to Mexico 10 days ago.

He was straight to work alongside the rest of the travelling party as they headed to the neat Mitsuzawa Stadium just a few hours after touching down in Japan. Understandably the session was a light one, with plenty of focus on stretching to dust off the cobwebs following the long flight, as well as some light jogging and small-sided games that yielded plenty of laughs and some traditional ear-flicking!

For the rest of Chelsea's time in Japan double sessions are currently planned on the days we do not have a match to help step up the players' preparations for the forthcoming campaign under the guidance of Frank Lampard. We meet Kawasaki Frontale on Friday and Barcelona on Tuesday, both matches you can watch.

On arrival Lampard had spoken to the media and expressed his wish to see N'Golo Kante train with the rest of the squad as he continues his recovery from a light knock, and it was good to see the Frenchman joining in with his team-mates today on an overcast, drizzly evening.

Scroll down to see a selection of the best images from the first training session in Japan, including of our new American star...