Chelsea training turns into chaos after Thomas Tuchel sets hilarious heading training game

Chelsea training turns into chaos after Thomas Tuchel sets hilarious heading training game

Chelsea's training has devolved into mayhem as a result of Thomas Tuchel's comical heading training game.

A possible positive coronavirus case was discovered in Chelsea's pre-season training squad while on tour in Ireland, just hours after the Blues team was observed joking around in big groups on Thursday.

Thomas Tuchel's team was scheduled to play Irish side Drogheda United in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Thursday, but the game has been canceled after Chelsea confirmed the Covid scare.

Earlier on Thursday, Tuchel's training game resulted in chaotic scenes inside the club's training camp, with numerous Blues players hugging each other in the excitement of competing against one another.


        However, the west Londoners are now 'investigating' the possibility of a positive case, which could throw their pre-season plans into disarray.

        'Earlier today, we had a suspected positive Covid case, which we are examining,' said the club in a statement.

        '(The) individual is separated from the rest of the group. As a precaution, it has also been decided to cancel tonight's closed-door game versus Drogheda.'

        On Thursday, half of the Chelsea squad hugged each other in celebration after winning the exercise, while the other team accused the triumphant group of cheating.

        Chelsea training turns into chaos after Thomas Tuchel sets hilarious heading training game

        Tuchel divided his pre-season Chelsea group in half and assigned each team a heading game in which each player, in turn, threw a ball to a teammate to score with a header, then sprinting in goal to stop the opposing team's same effort. The victorious squad was the first to score five goals.

        The losing team, which included first-team stars Tammy Abraham and Davide Zappacosta, accused the opposing team of inflating their total and asked Tuchel to investigate the number of goals they scored using the cameramen shooting the game.

        When the defeat of Abraham and company was confirmed, the Chelsea striker, who has been linked with a move away to Arsenal this summer, accused the other team of cheating and branded the result a "disgrace."

        At the team meal later that night, the forward and his teammates were obliged to sing either Backstreet Boys or Spice Girls.

        Marcos Alonso, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Connor Gallagher, Hakim Ziyech, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Danny Drinkwater were among the players on the winning team.

        Tuchel laid down the regulations before the training game, saying, 'What we're doing is the loser team performs Backstreet Boys... before dinner today.'

        Chelsea training turns into chaos after Thomas Tuchel sets hilarious heading training game

        Loftus-Cheek described the intense training game to the club's official website, saying, 'The first to five won and the other team to mine won the first round, fair enough.' Then we won the other round, making it all square, and the following game is the winner.

        'I was certain we then scored five, and I started counting, but others stated that was a mistake, and we apparently did not score five.'

        'Cal (Hudson-Odoi) said he wasn't sure and didn't really rejoice, but the rest of us went off celebrating before it was waiting on, hold on, let's have a VAR check.' We were ecstatic when it arrived at VAR and they told us it was a five!'

        Chelsea is not the only team to be plagued by a coronavirus worry this preseason. Arsenal had to cancel their tour of the United States earlier this week after seven positive coronavirus cases were discovered among their players on Tuesday.

        Meanwhile, Manchester City was forced to cancel a friendly against Troyes on Wednesday owing to coronavirus travel restrictions, leaving Pep Guardiola's top-flight champions with just two games until their Premier League opener against Tottenham on August 15.

        Chelsea arrived in Ireland on Tuesday for a week-long pre-season training camp that will finish with a friendly against Bournemouth on July 27. The Champions League champions, on the other hand, were missing several first-team players who are still on vacation following their Euro 2020 and Copa America successes.

        Chelsea sent 17 players to the Euros this summer, more than any other Premier League team, including finalists Mason Mount, Jorginho, Emerson Palmieri, Reece James, and Ben Chilwell.

        Meanwhile, defender Thiago Silva is missing from the Ireland training squad after reaching the Copa America final with Brazil, which lost 1-0 to Argentina on July 10.

        Due to the numerous absences, many young players and forgotten first-team stars, such as Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, and Drinkwater, will play an important role in the club's pre-season matches.

        Crystal Palace visits Stamford Bridge on August 14 to kick off the west Londoners' Premier League season. Chelsea will play Arsenal and Tottenham in London friendlies in early August before meeting Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup three days before the Palace opener.


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