Antonio Conte has been putting his Chelsea squad through their paces this week as they put the finishing touches to their preparation for the new Premier League season.
Chelsea kick off their new campaign on Monday night when Slaven Bilic’s West Ham United are the visitors to Stamford Bridge in a televised clash.
The new Blues head coach is starting to formulate a battle plan for the Hammers match and took a closer look at his players in an open training session at the Bridge on Wednesday.
Around 5,000 supporters watched on from the stands as the Italian tactician oversaw a session in west London.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek told the club’s website: “The whole squad have been working really hard, we all put in the work and we’re ready to go on Monday.
“We look good and we look sharp, we’re working tactically on our shape and we’re really excited.
“The manager has been great; he’s a really nice man.
Chelsea's open training day in pictures from Stamford Bridge:
“During training, one thing I’ve really noticed is that he’s always trying to help you and coach you individually.
“It doesn’t matter whether you’ve come over from the academy or if you’re a top player like John Terry, he’s always trying to make you better which is something I admire about him.”
Summer signings Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante got acquainted with their new surroundings having been integrated into the group on tours of Austria and the USA.
However, there were a couple of notable absentees in the shape of American defender Matt Miazga and Brazilian winger Kenedy to raise questions over their futures.
Prior to the first team heading out onto the pitch Chelsea Ladies, led by manager Emma Hayes, who conducted a training session of their own in front of the fans.