Chelsea will face Barcelona on Tuesday in what could be a huge test on how Frank Lampard's regime is forming.
Defeated in the J-League team, the Kawasaki Frontale would not have impressed the fans, but is still at the start of the season.
Lampard doesn't have much time to put his players into practice before the new campaign begins, with just under three weeks to go.
And there are a number of concerns to be addressed.
Here we collect the latest Stamford Bridge news.
Style of play
There will be a new style of football at the Stamford Bridge this season.
After a year of getting used to Sarri-ball, Frank Lampard will implement a new system for his players.
Fans have so far been able to see their team in action on three occasions: pre-season friendlies against St Patrick's, Bohemians and Kawasaki Frontale in Japan.
But this is not exactly a fairly broad spectrum from which to evaluate how the new boss wants to set up his team.
Marcos Alonso offered an overview of how they will sound.
N ° Golo Kante problem
Lampard has a number of concerns to address before the start of the season.
And the main one among them will be the question of the N & # 39; Golo Kante midfielder.
The midfield dynamo suffered an injury towards the end of last season and has not yet fully recovered.
And there are concerns within the Chelsea camp regarding its fitness, while the clock is heading towards the start of the new campaign.
Here is the current situation.
Despite concerns over the injury to Kante, Lampard received a boost on the weekend.
Tammy Abraham lost the game against Kawasaki Frontale with tonsillitis.
However, the young frontman returned to the fold while the players were put to the test before the game against Barcelona on Tuesday.
Here is a closer look at those who took part in the training and who got lost.
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Fit the dilemma
Mason Mount has been sparkling in pre-season so far.
Netting in the 4-0 win against St. Patrick's Athletic in Ireland last week, the young man made a great impression in the 1-0 defeat against Kawasaki Frontale with a very promising performance.
The Monte was excellent in the game and was unlucky not to find the back of the net after getting the end of Michy Batshuayi's pass.
And that good form could give his manager a real headache as we head into the new Premier League season.
That's why, and what Lampard should do with the young midfielder.
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