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Chelsea star raises alarm about teammates ahead of Premier League return in few days

- Olivier Giroud has expressed concern about his Chelsea teammates after returning to training

- The Premier League is set to return on June 17, after a three-month break due to the pandemic

- The French striker recently extended his deal at Stamford Bridge for another season

Olivier Giroud is concerned about himself and his teammates after they all returned to training amid the global pandemic.

The Frenchman claimed that their training routine in Chelsea's camp is having an adverse effect of them adding that almost all of his teammates have developed blisters.

The Premier League is set to return on June 17, as the Blues look to cement their place in the top-four for next season's Champions League ahead of Man United, Tottenham and Arsenal.

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"We resumed training [on Tuesday 19 May]. It really feels good to be back on the pitch, to get to see team-mates again and to simply be playing football. I’d really missed it.

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"It’s very unusual, as we work in groups of five.

"We need to maintain a two-metre minimum social distance between each other, meaning no [physical] contact.

"We’re tested [for COVID-19] twice a week. We can’t access the changing room.

"We can’t shower either, meaning you have to get changed before stepping into your car in order to keep it clean.

"And it’s very hot at the moment too – I’m not complaining about that, but it means we sweat a lot!

"During lockdown, Chelsea would send us programmes to follow to keep fit. We had exercises to do every day.

"I’m lucky enough to live right next to a great park and I went there to run almost every day.

"Towards the end of this period, the whole team video-called and we did circuit training.

"I did it at home in the playroom alongside my children. I took a picture of us – it was nice.

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"However, nothing replaces being on the pitch. Almost all my team-mates got blisters after resuming training," Daily Star quoting Giroud.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cesc Fabregas had the opportunity to play under the best managers in the game and has picked Jose Mourinho as his favourite.

Despite Mourinho calling the Spaniard rubbish several times, the former Chelsea midfielder still holds out his claim that the Portuguese is the best coach to manage top stars.

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