First images emerge as Chelsea new signing spotted at Cobham training ground

COBHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on August 9, 2018 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

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Chelsea new signings Kepa Arrizabalaga and Mateo Kovacic both took part in their first training session at Cobham on Thursday.

The duo had their first taste of life under Maurizio Sarri as they met their new manager and teammates for the first time.

It is understood Sarri will hand Kepa an immediate debut in the Blues’ Premier League opener against Huddersfield on Saturday.

But Kovacic may need more time to build up match fitness – while Sarri already has plenty of options in midfield.

Speaking after his move, the Croatian explained: ‘I haven’t trained a lot at Real Madrid because I badly wanted to come to Chelsea so I didn’t do much training. I will give my best to be ready [as soon as possible].’

Kovacic joined the Blues from Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal with an option of a buy, it is believed the deal was made possible to smoothing Thibaut Courtois move to Madrid as he hopes on getting close to his Children.

COBHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on August 9, 2018 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)COBHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on August 9, 2018 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

COBHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on August 9, 2018 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)COBHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on August 9, 2018 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

COBHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on August 9, 2018 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

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