Thomas Tuchel sees Chelsea stars heat up for FA Cup clash with a game of handball – in photos
Blues travel to Championship side Barnsley for a place in the last 8
As well-travelled as Thomas Tuchel is, it will be the Chelsea supervisor’s very first trip to Oakwell when his side handle Barnsley in the FA Cup 5th round on Thursday.
The previous Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain coach has actually impressed in his very first few video games in charge, with the Blues unbeaten through four matches, with three triumphes, and now just a point behind fourth-placed Liverpool in the Premier League.
The German watched his gamers, including Olivier Giroud, Hakim Ziyech and Cesar Azpilicueta, warm up for the match with a video game of handball at the Chelsea training school.
The FA Cup, though, cares little for credibility. Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael will have his group more than prepared to increase to the celebration at Oakwell, where the last Champion match against Derby was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.
The training action can be seen in the gallery above. To view the next image, click on the arrows or swipe on the photo.