It's Friday, which means it's time for Chelsea UNSEEN. Continuing the recent trend of affording us a few glimpses of first-team training, this week's offering features the possession game heavily once again, with plenty of skill, intensity, and fun thrown in. (No shots from the big gym session that was making the rounds in the media on Thursday though.)
But more important than all that was the presence and apparent full participation of Nemanja Matić, Diego Costa, and Pedro. I single out those three players because they were the three injury worries from last weekend. Matić of course missed out completely with Cesc Fàbregas replacing him, while both Pedro and Costa appeared to end their day with minor knocks. All three look none worse for the wear, which is great (though obviously is no confirmation one way or the other regarding their availability for Sunday).
UPDATE: I originally forgot about David Luiz looking not great after Aguero's assault; unfortunately, I have not spied David Luiz in this, or any other recent video...
Meanwhile, young Kenedy keeps popping up in these things (especially on the other training videos posted by Chelsea TV), unofficially confirming that, for all intents and purposes, he's probably ended his Watford loan already. While he cannot play for Chelsea until January (which is when the loan will officially end), it would appear that he's now staying at Cobham even though he's surely recovered from his previous injury. On a related note, young Charly Musonda is contemplating a similar step, though there's been no visual confirmation of that just yet.
Meanwhile, John Terry managed to catch a glimpse of some Lollichon-esque ping-pong ball shenanigans going on at goalkeeper training. "What are these lot doing?"
Goalkeeper training at Chelsea today... pic.twitter.com/rlLflpuqZo— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) December 8, 2016