The International competitions is currently going on. The players are with their countries representing them in the ongoing World Cup Qualifiers and Nations league. However, not all players were called up by their countries which means they have to continue with their training routine in their clubs.
Chelsea trained today ahead of their Premier League round 8 fixture with Brentford. The Chelsea team looked composed and organize as the players trained very well. Check out 3 observations from Chelsea training section today. 1) Kante And Reece James Set To Face Brentford In Chelsea training section today, Ngolo Kante and Reece James looked very fit and agile as they are set to feature in Chelsea's next match against Brentford at Brentford Community Stadium.
1. Making Use Of Mini-Balls.Thomas Tuchel brought back his famous training tactic at Cobham today as the Blues prepared for Norwich game at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. The tactic involves the use of mini balls and Chelsea players were seen practising with these balls for the most part of today's training session.
Chelsea is going to lock horns with Brentford in the Premier League round 8 fixture on the 16th of October. The match would likely be a difficult encounter for the Blues as they are going to face off against a Brentford team who are currently 7th on the EPL table.
Chelsea will continue their Champions League title defense when they face Juventus at Turin this evening. Both teams recorded a win in their first group games. While Juventus is just regaining its form, Chelsea has lost only one game in all competitions. Chelsea will be without 4 key players as confirmed by Tuchel.
Photo Credit: Twitter The international break is officially on and many players from Europe's top 5 clubs have been invited by their respective countries. Chelsea seems to have a lot of their players invited for national duties and as much as they have many players invited, they still have a larger number of players that are not invited for their country round of games.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek started two consecutive games in the Premier League for the first time this season after playing the entire 90 minutes of Chelsea's 1-0 victory over Brentford last night. The 25 years old midfielder seems to have earned the trust of the Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, in recent weeks after starting the season on the fringe of the first team.
Chelsea returns to Premier League action this weekend when they travel to Brentford for their first game after the International break. The Stamford Bridge club will go into the game as the league leaders after beating Southampton last two weeks to climb up to the top of the league table.
Chelsea arrived in Turin yesterday ahead of one of their toughest match in the UEFA Champions League group stage. They hope to bounce back to winning ways after suffering their first defeat of the season against Manchester City last weekend. They are however short on some key players due to injuries such as Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, and Reece James while the diminutive Frenchman N'Golo Kanté will be missing the encounter after testing positive to COVID-19.
Chelsea Academy graduate, Ruben Loftus-Cheek has had a career filled with ups and downs. His success at youth level, his career-threatening injuries, the loan spells and his current season under Thomas Tuchel. It has just been a lot to handle for the 25-year-old. His last loan spell at Fulham was tagged unsuccessful, which to me is not true if you consider the level he was when he left to the level he is now.
Chelsea will travel to Italy today, as they will be clashing against Juventus at Allianz Stadium tomorrow, as per their UEFA Champions League group-stage fixtures. Apparently, the match will be a little bit tough, because the Blues wouldn't want to lose another match, after they lost to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Chelsea will continue their Champions League defending campaign tonight when they face Juventus at the Allianz Stadium. The Premier League club beat Zenit St Petersburg in their opening game to begin the campaign with a win at Stamford Bridge last two weeks. But they suffered their first defeat of the season in all competitions last weekend against Manchester City in the Premier League.
2 Things Tuchel Needs To Do After It Was Announced That Kante Is Out Of Juventus And Southampton Games
It has been announced that Kante is set to miss Juventus and Southampton games respectively. He is sick and will not take part in those games. These are the two things Tuchel needs to do after the announcement. 1. Give Saul another chance: Saul's first game for Chelsea was not a nice debut, as he was still adapting to the English football style, and he was also sluggish against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup, Though he might not be like Kante, he can make Jorginho a little bit free upfront, or he should play the attacking midfield role.
Ruben Loftus Cheek's performance today remains the only positive from today's game for Thomas Tuchel. Months ago, the Chelsea academy graduate was forgotten at Stamford Bridge and fans were not expecting him to make a comeback into the team. His nasty injury few seasons back meant that he had to stay off football for 9 months straight and this really affected him mentally.
Photo Credit: Getty Images In the midst of all the drama in the Premier League this weekend, Chelsea supporters have forgotten about Thomas Tuchel's excellent work since his arrival. Yes, the Blues did not receive the outcome they desired, but their response has been, to put it mildly, exaggerated.
Thomas Tuchel has been using Jorginho, Kante, and Kovacic as his main midfielders since joining Chelsea in January. And the midfielders have all started this season impressively with Kante and Kovacic even backing up their impressive performances so far with a goal each. However, Tuchel paired the three of them together in a 3-5-2 formation during their last league game against Manchester City in the weekend, but they struggled to impress throughout their time on the pitch as Manchester City dominated the game from midfield leaving them with no other option than to stay back to defend.
Chelsea succumbed to their first loss of the season, as they were beaten at home by defending Champions Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. City dominated proceedings from the onset as Tuchel went for an ultra defensive approach. It was goalless at the break but City's pressure paid off early in the second half as Gabriel Jesus' strike was deflected into the back of the net.
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who spent last season on loan at Fulham, looked certain to be heading towards the Chelsea exit this summer but has managed to turn things around at Chelsea this season. The 25-year-old seemed to be a threat in an attacking midfield position and also played in that role for Fulham last season.
It was really a disappointing experience for Chelsea football club as they lost to the Old lady of Juventus football club in a 1-0 scoreline in Turin. Chelsea football club were busy dominating the game in possession while Juventus football club accumulated the pleasure of ransacking Chelsea's defenders and finally got a goal courtesy of a brilliant strike by Federico Chiesa.
Chelsea Football Club entertained and saw off Aston Villa Football Club last night at Stamford Bridge on the third round tie of the English Carabao Cup. The game which ended in a 1-1 draw that led to a penalty shootout in which Chelsea's goalkeeper made brilliant saves and escalated Chelsea to the next round of the Carabao Cup.