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Chelsea giving stars meals on wheels to get them into shape for Premier League restart

CHELSEA are feeding their players meals on wheels in a bid to get them into shape for the restart of the season.

Government guidelines on social distancing and coronavirus protection means the squad and coaching staff are not allowed to use the training ground canteen.

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But the club has come up with a clever way to get good nutrition into their stars while observing protocols to stop the spread of Covid-19.

The Premier League recently increased the number of tests available to each club from 40 to 60.

Food is now being prepared on site at Chelsea’s Surrey training ground while the players are put through their paces by head coach Frank Lampard and his staff.

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It is then placed into the players’ cars by staff wearing gloves and taking extra precautions to maintain the new stricter standards on hygiene during the pandemic.

The players then drive home with their unique take-aways to ensure they are eating the right food to help them prepare for the big kick off.

Premier League matches are due to resume on June 17 and Chelsea have nine games to go as they battle to hold onto a top four place and secure Champions League football next season.

Their next scheduled match is away at Aston Villa.

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The senior squad is back in full contact training now after a period of individual sessions.

Chelsea have been at the forefront of the battle against coronavirus in the UK.

The club has prepared around 170,000 meals for NHS workers and are allowing the use of 170 rooms split between two hotels on the site of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ground for health workers to use between shifts free of charge.

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