N’Golo Kante has travelled back to the UK to continue his rehabilitation for an injury connected to the knee problem he sustained at the end of last season.
Kante, who has not featured for Chelsea during pre-season, suffered the injury during their 2-0 win over Watford in May.
At the time, then head coach Maurizio Sarri said it was a mistake to play Kante and that he should have rested the France midfielder.
Chelsea’s current head coach Frank Lampard suffered his first defeat in charge as they lost 1-0 to Kawasaki in Yokohama on Saturday.
Despite the loss, Lampard still saw plenty of positives in his team’s performance in Yokohama.