Despite uncertainties surrounding Chelsea’s managerial office, pre-season training has started ahead of the new season.
Maurizio Sarri has been rumoured to be Chelsea’s new manager but a deal hasn’t yet been struck, and Antonio Conte hasn’t been sacked either, prompting lots of uncertainties.
Cesc Fabregas, Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso were among several Chelsea players snapped at the first training session. It was unclear if Conte was in attendance at Cobham with speculation swirling about his future at the club, but reports now claim the head coach was present.
Reports claim Conte is refusing to resign so as not to forfeit a hefty compensation fee, while the club is having difficulties signing Sarri.
Despite the confusion, Conte was present at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Saturday, but did not oversee the medical tests, according to the BBC.
Conte instead held meetings and is fully prepared to begin Chelsea’s pre-season on Monday.