Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed he is delighted with the way in which the squad have been working since returning for pre-season training last month.
“I’m pleased to work with this group of players because the work-rate and commitment they show me every day is fantastic,” Conte said.
“It’s a pleasure for me and I’m sure they want to try to improve and work harder than last season.
“We are working very well. We started our pre-season on 10 July, working at Cobham and then we played three games in China and Singapore.”