Two Chelsea Stars Resume Training

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Chelsea duo Tammy Abraham and Kepa Arrizabalaga have resumed training in Japan with the rest of the squad as the team are currently in Japan for pre-season.

The duo missed Friday’s friendly against Kawasaki Frontale due to illness, but have resumed training on Sunday as pre-season training intensifies.

Arrizabalaga is yet to make an appearance for the Blues under Lampard while striker Abraham has made just one appearance for the Blues – the 4-0 victory over St Patrick’s in Ireland.

Kepa reported a stomach bug hours before the game against Kawasaki Frontale while Abraham was down with tonsillitis.

After the game against Kawasaki Frontale, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard gave an update on the duo.

“The illnesses aren’t related,” Lampard said about the two players.

“Tammy Abraham has tonsillitis and Kepa reported a stomach bug this afternoon.

“I’m not a doctor but it probably comes a little bit alongside what I mentioned before about players not sleeping and finding it difficult in different ways, and it’s come out in those two players.”

Chelsea’s next game is against Barcelona on Tuesday and Lampard expects the pair to recover in time for the match against the Spanish champions.

“I don’t expect either of them to be too long. I know Tammy is already on the mend. Hopefully, both are in contention for Barcelona next week,” Lampard added.

The duo were involved in a muggy session at the 15,000-capacity Omiya Stadium, a few miles north of the team hotel in Saitama, and will both be available for Tuesday’s game against Barcelona.

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