Chelsea are back in training at Cobham after the players enjoyed the Premier League’s first winter break.
Several of the players flew off to Dubai, while others enjoyed a bit of time in Miami and the rest of Florida to relax.
But now they will have to brave the cold of Storm Ciara to prepare for some massive matches against Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich.
The break has given the players the chance to recharge the batteries and for others to come back from injury. So who would have benefited the most from the break?
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Tammy Abraham has been one of the shining lights of Chelsea’s season with 13 Premier League goals to his name so far in the campaign.
The 22-year-old, however, played through pain in the Leicester City draw before the winter break, having damaged his ankle in the clash with Arsenal.
“It is quite a lot [of pain] but it’s good to be back involved and back on my feet and now we have a week off to try and get better,” Abraham said after the Leicester match.
“My ankle is still painful but sometimes as players you have to play through pain.
“For me it just about getting out there and helping the team. The medicine started to wear off in the second half but I will take this break to recover.”
Abraham spent the first week of his break relaxing in Dubai and it would have come at a great time for him to get some rest and be fully fit to face Manchester United.
It has been a massive blow for Chelsea to not have Ruben Loftus-Cheek throughout the whole campaign as he continues to recover from injury.
The Achilles’ tendon rupture happened last May and only in the last few weeks the 24-year-old has been back in training with the first team.
Loftus-Cheek has played 60 minutes for the Development Squad against Brentford B, and the…