Chelsea Keep Stamford Bridge Open For Individual Training Sessions During Government Lockdown As Forgotten Man Marco van Ginkel Maintains Fitness With Workout
- Chelsea has kept Stamford Bridge open for those who live close to the ground
- Players must train alone to comply with social distancing measures
- The Forgotten Man Marco van Ginkel is one of the players using the facilities
- 27-year-old returns to physical condition after suffering serious knee injury
Marco van Ginkel of Chelsea has revealed that players who live near Stamford Bridge are able to follow individual training sessions on the field.
Several Premier League stars participate in home training sessions with many players having makeshift gyms in their homes as the coronavirus outage continues.
But the Blues have kept their stadium open to their team members who live a short distance away.
“Boys who live nearby can train in the stadium. So it’s ideal for me. You only have to train alone, so it’s a bit boring, “he told PSV TV.
“But I also trained in a park and the terrain is much less. It’s first class at Stamford Bridge. “
The midfielder posted a video of his training on Instagram with the caption: “Stay as much as possible, but happy to live near the stadium and do my training. “
Chelsea kept Stamford Bridge open so players can complete their individual training sessions
Marco van Ginkel is one of those who live close enough to the ground to use the facilities
Van Ginkel is still in the process of returning to fitness after suffering a long waiting period with a cruciate ligament injury.
Jose Mourinho was in charge the last time the midfielder played for Chelsea and he had three loan periods with AC Milan, Stoke City and PSV Eindhoven.
The Dutch captain of PSV under Eredivisie in May 2018 but has not played a competitive match since.
There were complications after having an operation on his cruciform, which means that he underwent three surgeries in six days to correct a serious and aggressive knee infection.
Van Ginkel is out of contract this summer but the club has the option to extend his contract by two years but discussions have not taken place.
The midfielder has made four appearances for the Blues since arriving for 8 million pounds in 2013
He was captain of PSV Eindhoven under Eredivisie in 2018 but suffered several injuries
He added, “We haven’t had any contact yet on this, but other things are of course more important now. I will hear it when the time is right.
Frank Lampard was still a club player when Van Ginkel arrived from Vitesse Arnhem for £ 8 million.
But his future seems uncertain with only four senior appearances since his arrival in 2013.