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Chelsea picture special: Kante, Rudiger, Abraham and Pulisic train ahead of Wolves clash

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Chelsea are back in action tomorrow afternoon.

It's been a tough start to the season for the Blues as the first five games of Frank Lampard's reign as head coach has yielded just the solitary win thus far.

The opening Premier League game of the campaign brought about a heavy 4-0 loss at the hands of Manchester United and that was followed up by a penalty shoot-out loss against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup.

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Either side of beating Norwich City the Blues dropped points at home from winning positions against Leicester City as well as Sheffield United.

Next up is a tough fixture against Wolves and Lampard had a message for his players when speaking at a press conference.

"Very good team," he said when asked for his thoughts on Wolves. "Got a lot of credit last year, quite rightly so, having moved up to the Premier League and performed like they did.

"A good way of playing, a style that is three at the back and very dangerous in terms of what their attacking players can do to you. Great record against the so-called bigger teams last season for a reason - because they defend so well, counterattack really quickly.

"Difficult atmosphere in the stadium, good support behind their home team.

"We need to be ready on all levels because their record has been good recently."

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard during the training session (Image: Clive Howes - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

And ahead of the game in the Midlands Lampard has been handed a number of fitness boosts with Antonio Rudiger, Mateo Kovacic, Willian and Pedro all available for selection.

Although N'Golo Kante is not yet fit.

"Kovacic is fit to play. N’Golo is not fit yet. He still has issues with his ankle. The medical team are working with him. He is in a transition period and we are trying to get him on the pitch," Lampard said. "He is doing some physical work but this game comes too soon for him.

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"Hopefully he is close. I don't want to jump the gun because we are waiting for improvements for that final step to get him where we want him to be on the pitch.

"Hopefully that will be in the next week or so, and again, alongside Rudiger, Willian, Callum and Ruben.

"They are big players who are really going to up our level because they will compete to play. Pedro is fine too, yes."

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The Chelsea players were put through their paces at the Cobham training ground on Friday afternoon ahead of the 3pm kick-off on Saturday.

January signing Christian Pulisic was present as was the likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Michy Batshuayi, Kurt Zouma and Ross Barkley.

Click through the gallery below to see the best images from the training session.

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