Antonio Conte begins Chelsea preseason with double session

Tanya Simon
July 10, 2018

While Moses was absent, Alvaro Morata, Ross Barkley, Pedro, Marcos Alonso and Danny Drinkwater were all present for the training session.

Chelsea travel to Western Australia to take on Perth Glory in a friendly on July 23, before participating in the International Champions Cup with fixtures against Inter, Arsenal and Lyon either side of facing Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on August 5.

Chelsea's Italian boss Antonio Conte was missing from the rest of the Blues' squad on Sunday as the Premier League resumed pre-season training at their Cobham training complex.

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Wearing blue shorts, a green Chelsea top and a blue Chelsea hat, Conte, along with his coaching staff, got the players who were not involved in the World Cup involved in a number of drills with the Premier League season just 32 days away.

Chelsea are also expected to play Inter Milan, Arsenal, Man City and Lyon in the International Champions Cup after playing in Australia.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are struggling to agree a compensation package with current manager Antonio Conte - who is said to have been absent from training at Cobham this week.

Cesc Fabregas posted a picture with David Luiz, Emerson Palmieri and Davide Zappacosta in the physio room, as the players went through medical tests after the session.

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