With a back-closed-door friendly at Cobham against Reading, Chelsea’s season restart preparations continued yesterday.
To help build up match fitness, with the resumption of the top-flight only a week and a half away, the Blues practiced on our training ground with the Championship team. It follows from Saturday’s home match contested at Stamford Bridge.
Yesterday Chelsea won 1-0 courtesy of Pedro’s first-half goal. Among those involved were N’Golo Kante, who returned to touch training yesterday, as were Christian Pulisic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Billy Gilmour.
In Reading ranks present Chelsea loanee Matt Miazga appeared, while former Blue, John Swift, had a Cobham return.