ENGLAND Euro 2020 heroes Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell and Reece James have returned to Chelsea training ahead of the Super Cup.
The Blues trio were given an extended break after the Three Lions’ cruel loss to Italy in the final on July 11.
But they were back at Cobham on Monday as Thomas Tuchel’s side continue their pre-season preparations.
The Champions League winners take on Europa League champs Villarreal in the Uefa Super Cup at Belfast’s Windsor Park on August 11.
Three days later, Chelsea begin their Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.
And Tuchel knows he faces a balancing act to get everybody fit in time.
Speaking after Sunday’s 2-1 friendly win over Arsenal, Tuchel said: “It’s pretty unique preparation because we come from a tough season and a season that came without a pause in between, so it was very demanding without that break.
“Now we had tournaments with the Euros and Copa America, and [some of] our players were used until the finals. It’s pretty unique and pretty demanding and challenging to organise.
“Tomorrow we will have four different groups on the training pitch because they are all in different physical conditions. We can’t simply put them together and see what is going to happen.
“It’s good that some guys got 45 minutes today and to play Arsenal, who have already played four games together, was a pretty tough one. Normally you want to play against a bit easier opponent.
“But in two weeks the season starts and before then we face Villarreal in the Super Cup.
“So somehow we need to manage.”
Mount played five times for the Three Lions in their run to the final, including 99 minutes against Italy before being replaced by Jack Grealish during extra-time.
James only featured in the 0-0 draw with Scotland while Chilwell did not get a single minute of action.
European champions Jorginho and Emerson were both involved in the victory over Gareth Southgate’s side at Wembley last month.
And the Italian duo were reunited with their team-mates at the training ground earlier on.
Fellow Euros stars Andreas Christensen, Ethan Ampadu and Cesar Azpilicueta also linked back up with the rest of the squad.
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