Gallery: An inside look at training ahead of Chesterfield

It was a session under the lights and in the freezing rain at our Surrey training base as Thomas Tuchel put his players through their final paces before our Saturday 5.30pm kick-off in the FA Cup third round.

Chesterfield are the visitors to Stamford Bridge, our first meeting with non-league opponents for almost 20 years, and there are plenty of selection decisions for the boss to ponder over with our relentless fixture schedule showing no signs of letting up.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Andreas Christensen were among those involved as they both look to return from recent spells on the sidelines, while Academy duo Charlie Webster and Lewis Hall will tonight be dreaming about a Chelsea debut in front of a sell-out crowd in SW6.

For the best of the images of today’s final session before Chesterfield, scroll down…