Date: 5th August 2014 at 7:35am
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As the new season fast approaches, Chelsea now have a full squad back in preparation for the opening fixture, away to Burnley on Monday 18th August.

The last of the stragglers returned for pre-season training, at Cobham yesterday, with the Brazilian trio of Ramires, Willian and Oscar doing their best to run the disappointment of crashing out at the semi-final stage of the World Cup out of their legs.

The trio was joined by Andre Schurrle who, not surprisingly, had a huge smile across his face as he reveled in the acclaim of being a World Cup winner.

Cesar Azpilicueta was also visible, doing some light training, but the remainder of the squad, having returned from the European Tour; were not visible in the pictures broadcast by Chelsea TV.

Returning to that first fixture, the trip to Burnley on a Monday evening, it would appear that the moving of the fixture hasn`t affected ticket sales with the allocation given to Chelsea selling out.

We also understand that the club special, put on by the club, has also nearly sold-out!

The new season, it finally seems, isn`t too far away!

Bring it on!