The Chelsea squad have reconvened ahead of this weekend’s clash away at Newcastle United.
Many of Frank Lampard ‘s first-team squad have been away on international duty for the past two weeks and the Blues head coach will be hopeful that the pause in the season won’t halt his side’s momentum.
Following a slow start to the Premier League season which included a defeat at home to Liverpool as well as a pair of 3-3 draws against West Brom and Southampton, Chelsea appear to have turned a corner.
Victory over Sheffield United before the international break was their fourth in a row across all competitions.
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It’s also six Premier League games unbeaten and the Blues can move top of the table, albeit temporarily, with victory at St James’ Park in Saturday’s early kick-off.
Ahead of the trip to the North East, those not selected for international duty over the past fortnight have been put through their paces at the club’s training base in Cobham.
And in one of the sessions, there was an unusual moment for club captain Cesar Azpilicueta.
As spotted in a short behind the scenes of Chelsea’s training session video clip uploaded to Reddit, the defender can be seen dribbling past Fikayo Tomori which leaves him with an open goal.
However, instead of simply rolling the ball into the net, Azpilicueta, for some reason, picks the more difficult option.
Cesar Azpilicueta takes an unusual approach in Chelsea training.
His first attempt at scoring with his bottom fails.
But that didn’t put the defender off as he got up and tried again – this time it was successful and even drew a smile from Lampard.
Furthermore, some Blues supporters loved what the Spaniard did.
i_give_smart_advice said: “Very heartened to see that he’s still clowny and young at heart even as a senior squad…