New Kante role, Ziyech and Lukaku moment: 3 things spotted in Chelsea training ahead of Everton

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Chelsea will be looking to bounce back to winning ways when they travel to Everton on Sunday afternoon. Thursday night saw them held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United in a game they dominated and they will expect three points from the Premier League strugglers.

Frank Lampard took on the unenviable task of managing Everton earlier this year after Rafael Benitez was sacked but the Toffees sit inside the relegation zone following a late comeback from Burnley against Watford on Saturday. But they are often a different beast at Goodison Park and the former Chelsea manager will be eyeing an upset.

Thomas Tuchel will not want to give it to him, however. In footage released on the club’s YouTube channel, an insight was offered into the last training session before kick-off and football.london looks at three things spotted at Cobham.

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New position for Kante

It is common to see N’Golo Kante cover every blade of grass in a game but the Chelsea ace has always plied his trade in midfield. But could he now be set for a shock change of position?

Probably not. But for a spell in training the diminutive midfielder tried his luck in goal. It was seemingly part of a game put on by the coaching staff where a player goes in goal while the others attempt to score. If the goal is missed, that player takes up the spot between the sticks.

Lukaku and Ziyech wrestle

After the excitement of the game had settled, the eagle eyed cameraman spotted a playful moment between Hakim Ziyech and Romelu Lukaku. The two are very good friends away from the pitch so there is not much to read into the incident.

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But as Ziyech watched on, Lukaku clearly decided that he wanted the ball in the possession of the Moroccan. Ziyech, however, was not so willing to relinquish control. So Lukaku took things into his own hand, using sheer force to wrestle the ball from his teammate.

A lot of laughs

While Chelsea’s position in the top four is not mathematically confirmed, it would take a lot for them to relinquish a space in next season’s Champions League. So it would not be a huge surprise if the energy levels at Cobham dropped slightly.

But with an FA Cup final on the horizon, Tuchel is clearly eager to keep spirits high. Throughout the 15 minute video there is endless laughter and smiles from the players as they enjoy the training session laid on for them.

Source by Football London

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