Chelsea stars train hard ahead of their EFL Cup against Arsenal

Chelsea stars train hard ahead of their EFL Cup against Arsenal

- Ross Barkley has trained for the first time with his new Chelsea teammates

- The Englishman completed a move from Everton to the Premier League champions

- But he will not be able to face Arsenal in tonight's EFL Cup semi final first leg

Englishman Ross Barkley has trained for the first time with his new Chelsea teammates ahead of their first leg EFL semi final encounter with Premier League rivals Arsenal.

But the 24-year-old attacking midfielder who joined the Blues from Everton will not be able to face the Gunners tonight at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte confirmed in a press conference that Ross Barkley is not fit and he has been left out of the Blues' squad that will face Arsenal.

But Ross looked good in training as he showed some impressive skills to the delight of many of his teammates.

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Chelsea stars train hard ahead of their EFL Cup against Arsenal

Chelsea star Ross Barkley in training (photo: Sun)

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Chelsea stars train hard ahead of their EFL Cup against Arsenal

Chelsea star Ross Barkley and Antonio Conte

Chelsea stars train hard ahead of their EFL Cup against Arsenal

Chelsea stars train hard ahead of their EFL Cup against Arsenal

Previously, NAIJ.com had reported how Chelsea announced the signing of Ross Barkley from Everton for a reported £15m fee.

The London club announced that the 24-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract and will wear the number 8 shirt.

Barkley had already made 150 Premier League appearances for Everton as well as being named in England squads for both the 2014 World Cup and 2016 European Championships.

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