Chelsea's players ready to impress Maurizio Sarri - Cesc Fabregas
Chelsea's squad will get their first chance to impress new manager Maurizio Sarri when they take on Perth Glory in Western Australia on Monday.
The Blues will be without their World Cup stars, who have been given some holiday time after soccer's showpiece event, but Chelsea's travelling party still boasts plenty of starpower, including Cesc Fabregas, David Luiz, Pedro and new signing Jorginho.
Fabregas, who was left out of Spain's World Cup squad, wants to use the trip to Perth to make an early impression on Sarri.
"It's a new start for me and the players. With a new manager, we all need to prove ourselves," Fabregas said.
"We need to show him what we can do, that we deserve to play. We're very excited about it."
Chelsea have taken a 25-man squad to Australia, and most of them are set to play on Monday night as both sides look to rotate their players.
Glory goalkeeper Liam Reddy knows he's probably in for a busy night -- not that his children will mind.
"That's all my kids have been talking about -- Chelsea this, Chelsea that," Reddy said.
"I've got to try to get them to go for Perth on Monday. Maybe I'll let it slide just this once."
Chelsea squad in Perth:
Goalkeepers: Marcin Bulka, Jared Thompson, Bradley Collins
Defenders: David Luiz, Ethan Ampadu, Fikayo Tomori, Michael Hector, Tomas Kalas, Marcos Alonso, Emerson, Davide Zappacosta, Ola Aina
Midfielders: Cesc Fabregas, Danny Drinkwater, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Ross Barkley, Mario Pasalic, Jorginho, Kasey Palmer, Pedro, Lucas Piazon, Charly Musonda
Forwards: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Alvaro Morata, Tammy Abraham