Potter: Eliminated World Cup stars will return next week
From the official ChelseaFC website:
Graham Potter has provided an update on the returns to Cobham for the Chelsea players who have been away at the Qatar World Cup but have since been knocked out of the international competition.
The Blues are currently in Abu Dhabi for a seven-day warm weather training camp, with a mix of our non-internationals and development squad making up a 25-man squad.
Kai Havertz of Germany and Edou Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly of Senegal are among those to have had their stays in Qatar ended early.
Potter has updated on the return for these three, as well as the likes of captain Cesar Azpilicueta, Christian Pulisic and Denis Zakaria.
‘They’ll report back when we return. It’s important after the disappointment of being knocked out of the World Cup that there’s time to psychologically get their heads straight and have a bit of time with their family and friends,’ Potter said.
‘Then they can come back refreshed, we’ve given the players some time to have a break and to be ready for a tough long second part of the season.
‘They’ll be returning next week and we’re looking forward to seeing everybody.’
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