Chelsea news takes a behind the scenes look at Fridays training session ahead of the Bournemouth game as Frank Lampard put the squad through their paces at the clubs base in Cobham
Spirits are high within the Chelsea squad ahead of this afternoons clash against Bournemouth.
That’s no surprise given the Blues are coming off a 2-1 win over Lille on Tuesday night which confirmed their place in the last-16 of the Champions League and they’ll find out their opponents next week.
With that said, the draw has to be put to one side as Frank Lampards side have the important matter of bouncing back from last weeks Premier League loss away at Everton when they host the Cherries.
Ahead of the game at Stamford Bridge the likes of Christian Pulisic , Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Mateo Kovacic and NGolo Kante were put through their paces at the clubs training base in Cobham.
And there was a situation developing between Ross Barkley and Michy Batshuayi .
Its unclear as to exactly what happens around the 3.33 minute mark in a behind the scenes of Chelsea’s training session video uploaded to the clubs you tube page
But the pair can be seen having a healthy debate over who was to blame for a pass being intercepted.
This is because the Belgian striker had to go in the middle for a mini game of rondo.
Throughout the whole clip defender Kurt Zuma appeared to be enjoying the mixup as he was smiling all the way through.
Meanwhile, Batshuayi time in the middle didn’t last all that long as he was soon replaced by NGolo Kante – who appeared to have not minded being one of two players tasked with intercepting the ball.
Both Batshuayi and Barkley will be hopeful of featuring against Cherries.
The striker was a substitute against Lille, while the latter returned to the squad following injury last week against Everton but didn’t feature and was left on the bench in midweek.
Its possible that Barkley gets a run out as Lampard had hinted at tinkering with his midfield.
Slightly, slightly. Yes, I agree with you. I am pleased with what we have in midfield. We also have Ruben coming back although it is not going to be that soon,” he said at his
pre-match press conference
I think with the schedule we have had, the amounts of games that we have played back-to-back then I think rotation a little bit is for the game and what is in front of us because sometimes you want to change the set up of how we look.
Also, just for the fatigue factor. to keep people fresh. I will certainly take that into account in midfield.