Gallery: An inside look at training ahead of Man City

While the defensive quartet of Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Trevoh Chalobah and Andreas Christensen missed out, the rest of the Blues squad trained in the brilliant Surrey sunshine on a chilly afternoon at Cobham.

There was also an appearance for the mini footballs, a staple of Tuchel’s training prior to matchday, as spirits remained high following our win at Tottenham in midweek and subsequent advance into the Carabao Cup final.

Matters turn back to the Premier League this weekend as we head to the champions and league leaders for a Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

We’ve selected the best of the images from today’s session for you to enjoy below…