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Watch: Chelsea Break Out The Yoga Balls For Extremely Odd Training Session

Watch: Chelsea Break Out The Yoga Balls For Extremely Odd Training Session

One of the benefits of the social media presence of big football clubs is that fans can get a glimpse inside the training ground to see their favourite players at their day job.

Usually you'll just see shooting practice or a rondo, and occasionally Wilfried Bony jogging by singing a song about himself, but Chelsea have gone for something out of the ordinary ahead of their match with Arsenal.

Chelsea TV broadcast a training session involving yoga balls for exercises to improve the players' balance and reactions. While the first drill has a clear benefit for improving off-balance ballwork, as strange as it is, the second one with the wheelbarrows and hand-balls? And the bouncing? No idea what's going on there.

Far be it from us to criticise the training sessions of a coach who is paid a lot of money to keep those athletes at peak condition, but it reminds us of those Space Hopper things everybody had around when they were kids.

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Eden Hazard looked to be enjoying it anyway, earlier in the week he gave himself 5/100 defending when discussing what his stats should be on FIFA 18. His own biggest critic apparently.

Mikey Traynor

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