BLUES TOUCH DOWN IN JAPAN.

Chelsea have arrived safely in Japan as the preseason preparations continue in the Far East, ahead of games against Kawasaki Frontale and Barcelona.

Frank Lampard has selected an original 24 man travelling party, with American international Christian Pulisic expected to join up with the blues in Japan a little later today.

the players that have arrived in Japan today all travelled to Ireland last week and all but two featured at the same stage for Lampard’s side in Dublin, with the head coach kicking off life in charge at Stamford Bridge with a draw against Bohemians and a comfortable 4-0 win against St Patrick’s Athletic.

N’Golo Kante is part of the squad and Lampard has confirmed that the French midfielder will step up his involvement this week, after working separately from the group in Ireland as he recovers from a slight knock.

Kepa Arrizabalaga is another Blue who didn’t feature in either of the games in Ireland, with willy caballero and Jamie cumming used between the sticks, but the Spanish stopper is expected to be involved in our games against J-League champions Kawasaki Frontale and Barcelona.

CHELSEA SQUAD THAT ARRIVED IN JAPAN TODAY

KEPA ARRIZABALAGA

WILLY CABALLERO

JAMIE CUMMING

CESAR AZPILICUETA

DAVID LUIZ

DAVIDE ZAPPAACOSTA

KURT ZOUMA

MARCOS ALONSO

ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN

EMERSON

FIKAYO TOMORI

KENEDY

N’GOLO KANTE

JORGINHO

DANNY DRINKWATER

TIEMOUE BAKAYOKO

ROSS BARKLEY

MATEO KOVACIC

MASON MOUNT

KASEY PALMER

PEDRO

MICHY BATSHUAYI

OLIVIER GIROUD

TAMMY ABRAHAM

CHRISTIAN PULISIC -joining up with the squad shortly.

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