Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell has revealed the new hobby he shares with Chelsea right-back Reece James.
“Obviously it’s a very tough time at the moment,” Chilwell told the Premier League’s website.
“I’m in a very fortunate position where I am able to come into work and see my friends and do what I enjoy, but there are a lot of people not in that position and are stuck at home with nothing to do.
“There are a few things I’ve found to keep myself busy [after training] … activities that are really going to challenge your brain and keep you interested through very tough times.
“Me and Reece James play online chess against each other quite a lot. He wins a few, I win a few. We played a game on the way back from Russia in the Champions League. I think it was one game, but it took four hours – the whole flight!
“I actually asked my mum for some chess books and a chess board for Christmas! That has obviously helped me.”