Photos: Hazard, Costa look focused in Chelsea training ahead of Tel Aviv clash
Chelsea train ahead of their Champions League group-stage opener against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Wednesday night
Eden Hazard and Diego Costa looked completely focused as Chelsea completed their final training session ahead of their Champions League group-stage opener against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday morning.
Jose Mourinho’s men were put through their paces at their Cobham training base as the Blues look to return to winning ways following their 3-1 defeat by Everton in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime.
The Blues have endured a stuttering start to their Premier League title defence, with the west London side having only managed to notch up four points from their opening five games.
However, the omens look better in Europe for Mourinho’s side. Chelsea have won on their last three Champions League matchday one fixtures and will be looking to get three points on the board straight away against Maccabi Tel Aviv.
The Blues have yet to win either of their two home fixtures this season, however. The 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace on 29 August was only Mourinho’s second Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge in 100 games. It was also his 200th top-flight encounter as Chelsea manager.
Here are some of the best pictures from Tuesday morning’s Chelsea training session at Cobham.