‘This club is sick!’ – Chelsea newboy Adarabioyo shares first impression straight out of Cobham

New Chelsea player Tosin Adarabioyo has shared his excitement and positive impressions about his early days with the team.

The 26-year-old joined Chelsea last month on a four-year deal as a free agent after spending three and a half years at Fulham, where he developed into one of the most highly-rated defenders in the Premier League. However, he refused to sign an extension when his contract expired in June.

The Blues had to beat off competition from Newcastle United and Manchester United to secure the centre-back, who they deem an ideal replacement for Thiago Silva, whose contract with the London outfit ends at the end of the season.

Tosin Adarabioyo shares first Chelsea impression: 'This club is sick!'
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Tosin Adarabioyo embraces Chelsea's high-quality training and team dynamics

Adarabioyo is already settling in well with his new teammates, expressing enthusiasm about the quality of the squad and the pre-season training.

“Yeah, very well. I am getting along with all the boys. We have two good sessions now and just enjoying the football,” he told Chelsea's YouTube channel.

The early days have been promising, with Adarabioyo noting the meticulousness of the training, saying, “It's only been two days but you can see the detail that he wants to go into and see how important every single pass and touch is.

“Everything has been with the ball so far. We've done a few runs but, a lot of passing drills, a lot of possession.”

Tosin Adarabioyo shares first Chelsea impression: 'This club is sick!'
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“Pre-season is where the work is put in. That's where you get your foundation so pre-season is vital.”

When asked about standout performers in recent training sessions, Adarabioyo was reluctant to single any particular standouts. “That's a tough one. I've been out there and I've seen so many sick players, so just everyone to be honest, everyone's nice to play with so it's going to be a sick team.

“I cannot individualise anyone. Everyone's so technical, so good with the ball so I'm just looking forward to it.”

Chelsea are looking to have a successful 2024/25 campaign after a torrid season last term saw them finish the Premier League campaign in sixth place.

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