Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has revealed new signings Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner could train away from the first-team squad in a bid to ensure they are ready for the start of next season.
Werner and Ziyech will officially become Chelsea's players on Wednesday 1st after the Blues secured the services of the pair from RB Leipzig and Ajax respectfully. However, the two players will not be eligible to play for the remaining matches of the current season due to registration rules.
"I'm in the process of arranging that now. They do become our players. Hakim hasn't played for a while and Timo finished at the weekend," said Lampard when asked about plans for the two players.
"We will formulate a plan for them which will look slightly different individually and I'll decide in the meantime how it looks at Cobham at the training ground, whether that means mixing with the squad or whether it means some physical work in the shorter term for themselves."
"[Whether it helps them hit the ground running next season] will be up to how we arrange the plan because the first issue now is how we finish the season. That's absolutely what we are focused on."
"In terms of the two players individually, we have to make sure they'll arrive with good fitness and freshness levels for next season. They will have a longer break than the players we have already got in the squad so I will take that firmly into account and when I feel it is the right time to bring them in and around the squad this season, I can do that. If not, the absolute priority is making sure they are fresh and ready for next season."