Alexandre Pato and Matt Miazga experienced England’s chilly climes as Chelsea’s new signings took part in their first training session for their next club.
As fans come to terms with the news that John Terry’s contract will not be renewed at the end to the season, they can at least be pleased at the thought of Pato and Miazga making a difference for the Blues in the remainder of the season.
The one minute video shows the duo participating in a game of piggy in the middle (known to football hipsters as ‘rondo’) and Pato shows some neat footwork in the drill.
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You can watch the video by scrolling down.
Pats, 26, joins on loan from Corinthians as Loic Remy looks set to leave the west London club, according to reports from the Independent.
The Brazilian is looking to revive his career after leaving AC Milan for Brazil in 2013. Once tipped to reach the heights of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after a big money move to Italy from Internacional at the age of 17, injuries have caused his career to stall.
Meanwhile, Miazga joins despite being called “dumber than a donkey” by a former team-mate, according to the Secret Footballer. The 20-year-old signed for Chelsea from New York Red Bulls and will be given four months with the first team before the club decide whether to loan him out, according to Sports Illustrated.
With Terry set to leave at the end of the season, it’s a shame Miazga has just a limited number of games to play alongside the Chelsea captain considering how much Terry’s experience would benefit him.
Given Kurt Zouma’s emergence, the American might not even get the opportunity to play with the former England man.