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Chelsea stars work on strength and power during rigorous gym session

August 12, 2019

Chelsea players are getting back into the swing of things as they took to the gym in Dublin to prepare for their first pre-season kickabout against Bohemians this week New boss Frank Lampard is making sure to put his players through their paces, as they ran, jumped, and performed multiple strength-based workouts The Chelsea Instagram account posted plenty of pictures and videos from the occasion, as the stars looked to get back up to speed for the new campaign   Players such as Cesar Azpilicueta, Danny Drinkwater, Davide Zappacosta, Michy Batshuayi, Dujon Sterling, and Kurt Zouma were all on hand to take part in training Experienced full-back Azpilicueta is looking to be a leader to the younger members of the team  ‘I’m a senior member of the team and it’s down to people like myself to lead by example, to set the standards for the young players to follow and you have to show this on the pitch with the way you play, but also with how you conduct yourself off it too,’ he said The Spaniard can empathise with the youngsters pushing to make a breakthrough as he remembers being that age and going through the same process ‘We have to help these guys when they step up to first-team level because you have to remember, we were all young players starting out once,’ he continued  ‘It’s not easy for them but that’s why we integrate them into the squad and make the young players feel as comfortable as possible ‘Everyone knows how good the academy is here at Chelsea and now it’s a chance for the young players to stake a claim to play here ’Chelsea have six pre-season matches planned for the weeks ahead. Their short Ireland tour will see them play Bohemians and St Patrick’s Athletic After that, they face a much stiffer test in Barcelona, before playing Reading and Red Bull Salzburg They finish pre-season with a match against Borussia Monchengladbach.Chelsea’s Premier League season gets underway against Manchester United on August 11   After their gym session, the players went outdoors for the rest of their training  Pedro showed off his attacking talent as he looked to take the ball past Kurt Zouma, while Lucas Piazon slid in to dispossess Davide Zappacosta  Youngsters Izzy Brown and Dujon Sterling were also in action, as the Chelsea players got their skills up to scratch  

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