The Blues are in the States for our pre-season tour and we can bring you closer to the action from camp with the latest episode of our daily tour diaries…
Chelsea’s 5th Stand app and official website have been granted exclusive access to Los Angeles as Thomas Tuchel and his players step up preparations for the new campaign.
Here’s a look at what happened on day five of the tour…
Sterling’s signature confirmed
There was an early start at the team hotel, as Raheem Sterling checked in to complete his move from Manchester City.
The England international, who has agreed a five-year contract to sign for Chelsea, flew to America to join his new teammates in Los Angeles and was traveling around the city to pose for photos ahead of the official unveiling of its transfer.
Then it was time for some breakfast before the striker boarded the team bus heading for the first of two training sessions.
Sterling was introduced to his new teammates by Tuchel before getting straight to work with a number of running drills and fun drills.
Broja arrives at camp
Sterling wasn’t the only newcomer to training today, as the Blues welcomed Armando Broja to the squad.
The Albania international didn’t fly out with the team originally, but has since checked in at the team’s base in Los Angeles and is hoping to gain some pre-season minutes before our time runs out in the USA.
The striker looked sharp in his first session back and grabbed attention with some neat finishes, as well as being on the winning side in the skill challenges set by Tuchel and his team.
Admire the views of LA!
After the morning session at UCLA, the group split up for a variety of afternoon activities, including a visit to Dodger Stadium where Edouard Mendy and Jorginho participated in batting practice.
Unsurprisingly for someone with such perfect technique and distribution, the Italy international has proven himself to be skilled with the baseball bat, impressing his teammates with a string of sweet dealings.
Another group including Kepa Arrizabalaga and Timo Werner headed to the Hollywood Hills for a visit to Universal Studios, where they toured iconic sets from films such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Jaws, War of the Worlds and Psycho.