Thomas Tuchel introduces new drill as Kante returns – Five things spotted in Chelsea training

Thomas Tuchel will be going in search of his first win as Chelsea head coach when the Blues face Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Sunday lunchtime.

After arriving in England on Tuesday, following Frank Lampard’s exit on Monday, Tuchel was thrown straight in at the deep end, taking charge of his first game just over 24 hours later, as the Blues locked horns with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday evening.

Despite dominating proceedings at Stamford Bridge, certainly in terms of possession, Chelsea were left frustrated, playing out a goalless draw.

In truth, though, it was a solid start for Tuchel, especially when taking into account that he had only known his players for 24 hours by the time kick-off came along.

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Against Burnley on Sunday, however, he will be eager to get that first victory on the board, with him likely to be feeling a sense of pressure breathing down his neck when taking into account just how demanding Blues owner Roman Abramovich is for success.

But in a bid to ensure he has been able to get more of his ideas across to his players ahead of the visit of Sean Dyche’s side, Tuchel has been working his players hard on the training ground at Cobham over the last couple of days, with them stepping up their preparations on Friday.

But what did we learn from the session? Here, has picked out five things we spotted from the session.

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