There were also important pre-season outings for centre-backs Ethan Ampadu and Levi Colwill, both of whom are attempting to nail down a first-team spot ahead of the new campaign. They will be watching intently as Chelsea push hard to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, having already signed Kalidou Koulibaly and entered talks for Presnel Kimpembe.
Armando Broja, who has already left the Blues’ pre-season tour, faces a similarly uncertain future amid transfer interest from West Ham. Express Sport understands that the striker is keen to join the Hammers after they lodged a £30million bid this week, but Chelsea are delaying the deal with Tuchel a big fan of the 20-year-old.
With plenty already on his plate, the Chelsea boss unpicked Thursday morning’s defeat to Charlotte FC after the final whistle.