Chelsea have opened the doors of their Stamford Bridge stadium to allow local players to keep their fitness levels in check by training on the pitch amid the coronavirus outbreak.
In adherence to government guidelines over social distancing, the club are only allowing single player sessions.
Blues outcast Marco van Ginkel was seen training alone at the stadium as the club begin preparations for the eventual restart of the Premier League.
The Dutchman – who has made just four first team appearances since signing for the West Londoners in 2013 – posted footage of his individual workout on his Instagram.
He posted the clip alongside a caption that read: “Staying in as much as possible, but happy to live close to the stadium and do my training #staysafe #keepongoing #cfc.”
He was most recently on loan with PSV Eindhoven in his homeland and explained his situation to PSV TV.
He said: “The boys who live nearby can train in the stadium. So this is ideal for me. You only have to train on your own, so it is a bit boring.
“But I also trained in a park and the field is a lot less there. It’s top-notch in Stamford Bridge.”
The majority of Blues stars are working out at home in order to stay fit during lockdown.
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is reportedly waiting on club officials to finalise a deal for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
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Having allowed the playmaker to join Bayern Munich on loan last summer, Barcelona are known to want to part ways with the former Liverpool star in order to raise funds for new players.
With Bayern having no intention of signing Coutinho on a permanent basis, reports have suggested that Chelsea are regarded as the favourites to secure the services of the 27-year-old.
According to Sport, Lampard is keen for the Blues board to agree the finer details of the transfer…