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Pictures of first day of today’s training for Chelsea new signings Olivier Giroud and Emerson Palmieri have emerged.

The two new Blues players trained today at Cobham for the first time at the orders of Antonio Conte in the dat after the humiliating defeat suffered by Chelsea against Bournemouth last night.

Here are some snaps of Giroud and Emerson first training session with their new team-mates:

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Nicolas Plestan, a former Hazard team-mate at Lille, told French TV he gave the Belgian star a slap during a training session.

“Eden Hazard was training with both our senior squad and the Under-21s,” Plestan said – “He used to criticise us when he dropped down into the junior side. One morning he turned up and shook my hand. I told him: ‘Why are you shaking my hand when you slag me off behind my back?’ He just sucked his teeth by way of reply, so I gave him a slap. I am not proud of it, but I don’t regret doing it. It is part of dressing-room life, and there was a lack of dressing-room spirit on his part”.

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It’s no news Antonio Conte brought Chelsea passion and determination again, and we also know the Italian coach loves to join his players during training exercises to improve the feeling and remain fit.

But the unexpected can happen, and it’s understood the Blues boss picked up a calf injury while doing a running exercise with his squad.

Who knows if this we will stop him to be so passionate in the touchline during Stoke’s game tomorrow, as we could see in these first months at Stamford Bridge.

But when you are pursuing the 13th win in a row and you are in the title race, nothing can basically stop you, especially if you are an ardent guy like Antonio Conte.

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The Blues will face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light tonight, when manager Antonio Conte will try to get his 10th win in a row since he took up Chelsea reins at last summer.

Anyway the Italian manager, speaking at press conference, told journalists: “I don’t like to think about records. Every win is important for me because you can take three points to increase your position in the league table”.

“In this case – Conte added – We have won nine games in a row and simply hope to continue that way. We all know that it is not easy to carry on winning but we are trying hard.”

“It is important to plan training sessions but also to see how things go because you can make changes for various reasons”.

Then, Conte ended: “The players will definitely train on Christmas Day, for sure, but it could be either in the morning or the afternoon.”

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Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah was selected for England U21 upcoming fixtures but this morning got a surprise call: his ex coach, Gareth Southgate – now England interim manager- asked him and Southampton’s Nathan Redmond and James Warde-Prowse to join the senior team training session.

Here is a photo of him with Blues team-mate Gary Cahill:

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich attended the Blues’ training session and practice in Cobham, before having lunch with manager Antonio Conte yesterday, according to The Times.

The Russian businessman was said to be disappointed following Chelsea’s last two defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal, when Antonio Conte’s side conceded five goals.

Abramovich reportedly did not speak to the players after training session, anyway wanted to make his presence felt following the recent speculation over his alleged troubled relationship with the new Italian manager in charge at Stamford Bridge.

 

 

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Chelsea squad underwent a sell-out open training session at Stamford Bridge yesterday.

The Blues are warming up ahead of Premier League opener against West Ham under new manager Antonio Conte and also the latest Chelsea signings, Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante, were on the pitch to follow the training session in front of around 5.000 fans.

Here’s a video of the training:

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Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante alongside Chelsea captain John Terry

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Latest Chelsea signing N’Golo Kante cheerful in front of his new fans

Matt Miazga missed the training session and Eintracht Frankfurt is said to be in talks with Chelsea, then speculations over a potential move on loan are growing up.

Also Kenedy didn’t feature yesterday and could be sent on loan, according to the Daily Mail.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that he has a lot of respect for former Blues boss Jose Mourinho.

Conte insists that he is a great manager after visiting Cobham to watch a training session, however, he didn’t consult him before taking the job at Stamford Bridge.

“I know Jose.

“Two years ago I visited him in Cobham, at Chelsea’s training ground, and I saw a training session with him.

“He’s a good manager, one of the best in the world, and I have great respect for him. He is a winner.

“I can’t say we have great relationship, because we don’t speak every day, but I have great respect.

“Did I speak to him before I took the Chelsea job? No, it doesn’t happen. I visited Chelsea, West Ham and Tottenham and I also spoke with Sam Allardyce and also with Mauricio Pochettino.

“It was then that I started to think that I would like to have an experience outside of my country.”

 

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Chelsea are ready to face Real Madrid, Liverpool and AC Milan within a week time and new Blues boss Antonio Conte is preparing his team to build up match fitness ahead of the Premier League 2016/17 campaign.

After a 10-hours fly, yesterday the team had a light training session at UCLA as they continue their pre-season preparation.

On the 15th of August  Chelsea will start the Premier League season. A taste of what Antonio Conte can do.

 

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New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte started his new adventure at the Blues today.

The Italian coach landed to London last night after a short vacation following his experience with Italy at EURO 2016.

Here are some photos of his first training session with the Chelsea lads: pictures that show his well-known passion and determination.

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