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Chelsea's full squad returns to training, including Victor Moses

Dmitry Korotayev

The full Chelsea squad has returned to training at Cobham, following this summer's World Cup. The Blues had quite a few players who were late to arrive this season due to participating all the way to the final weekend of the competition, including Andre Schurrle, Willian, Ramires, and Oscar.

While that group are almost certain to be somewhat lacking match fitness ahead of the season opener (Jose Mourinho believes so), the Blues still have another option that quietly returned to training a bit earlier. Victor Moses is largely expected to leave either on loan or a permanent transfer, but should that move take a while to materialize, he could still be available for the opener against Burnley.

There's also a bit of an argument to be made for keeping Moses at Chelsea. While Willian, Mohamed Salah, Schurrle, Eden Hazard, Oscar, and Cesc Fabregas should provide more quality cover than any manager could dream of up front, Moses is homegrown, and therefore wouldn't be using a roster spot that wasn't already empty anyway. Most likely, the player will move on before the end of the transfer window, but keeping him around until the Brazilians (and German) are up to speed might not be the worst idea.

Regardless, it's good to have the whole squad training again.

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