Danny Drinkwater and Michy Batshuayi will be given a fresh opportunity to impress at Chelsea following the appointment as head coach of club legend Frank Lampard.
Both players had been exiled by former boss Maurizio Sarri, who had been criticised in the past for his handling of certain players.
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But as The Guardian report, the new manager will give the pair plenty of opportunity to impress in pre-season, as preparations for the 2019/20 campaign get underway.
Drinkwater, who signed for the Blues two years ago for £35m, failed to make a competitive appearance for Chelsea last season, with his only taste of first-team action coming as a substitute in their Community Shield defeat to Manchester City.
Given the recently-imposed transfer ban at the Bridge, Lampard expressed his willingness to give a chance to everybody in his squad, as he said: "
Batshuayi and Drinkwater travelled with the squad to Dublin on Friday, where Chelsea will begin a training camp involving friendlies against Bohemians and St Patrick's Athletic.