Six things we noticed at Chelsea’s last training ahead of FA Cup final

Chelsea were at the training ground yesterday as they prepare for the FA Cup final against Leicester City today. The blues will go toe to toe against the Foxes as they seek to win their first trophy under new boss Thomas Tuchel. Chelsea have been in superb form these last few weeks and the only dent in their spectacular form is the loss to Arsenal few days ago. The blues dominated the game but couldn’t find the space to hurt the Gunners at Stamford Bridge.

Leicester City in the other hand has had mixed fortunes in their last few games. The Foxes won a much changed Manchester United side on Tuesday and would hope that that win over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will give them thr momentum heading into today’s clash at Wembley. Matteo Kovacic has returned to full training after missing a few number of games for the blues. Kante, who also missed the loss to Arsenal in midweek is also back to full training which is a boost for Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea had a detailed training session yesterday at Cobham as they prepare for the FA Cup final and here are the few things we noticed from the training ground yesterday…

1. Ziyech And Zouma Having Fun.

Ziyech and Zouma are developing some kind of friendship it would seem. The two players have often been captured on camera teasing and joking with each other and yesterday at Cobham, they were up to their tricks. It was a jogging session and Ziyech could be seen laughing at Zouma.

2. Kovacic And Kante Step It Up.

It might just be a training session but there is no doubt that Kovacic and Kante were taking everything seriously from the start. The two midfielders battled for the ball in a mini training ground game and looked in good shape. Maybe we would see them start together today.

3. Azpilicueta Tackles Silva As Both Men Looked As Sharp As Ever.

These men would be key for Chelsea today against Vardy and Iheanacho. Both veterans were looking as sharp as they’ve ever been and were at the top of their game in training. It’s not time to mess around in training and Azpi alongside Silva did not.

4. Wonderkids Train.

Billy Gilmour and Faustino Anjorin took part in the training session today though there were not many pictures of them with the group. Anjorin sat on the bench against Arsenal while Gilmour started the game and it looks like they could be part of today’s match day squad yet again.

5. Tuchel Works On Game Plan.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel could be seen giving the players tactical Instructions as they work out a gameplan to use against Brendan Rodgers men. Tuchel is quite the puppet master and we would see what tactics he comes up with today.

6. Keeper Kepa.

Chelsea’s Kepa Arizabalaga was once again in stunning form in training. It’s quite surprising how good Kepa has gotten in the last few month under Tuchel. The Spanish international will start today’s game and he no doubt deserves it.

These were the few things we noticed from Chelsea’s training session yesterday and hopefully today, the blues will win their first trophy in 2 years.

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