New guys from Chelsea Kepa and Kovacic train for the first time

Goalkeeper Kepa trained with his new Chelsea teammates for the first time on Thursday

Chelsea prepared for the start of the 2018-19 season in training on Thursday, and joined the new signings Kepa and Mateo Kovacic for the first time.

The Blues broke a goalkeeper's world record when they bought Kepa from Athletic Bilbao this week, and added midfielder Kovacic on loan.

Maurizio Sarri's team starts up on Saturday in Huddersfield, and it looks like it will put its two new players in the limelight.

Goalkeeper Kepa trained with his new Chelsea teammates for the first time on Thursday

Goalkeeper Kepa trained with his new Chelsea teammates for the first time on Thursday

Midfielder Mateo Kovacic was tested after coming on loan from Real Madrid

Midfielder Mateo Kovacic was tested after coming on loan from Real Madrid

Midfielder Mateo Kovacic was tested after coming on loan from Real Madrid

Kovacic may still have to wait for his chance to shine, as he recently returned from his rest after the World Cup after Croatia's race to the final in Russia.

But Kepa will surely start between the clubs after the sale of Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid.

His arrival has seen the record break for a goalkeeper broke twice in three weeks after Alisson's capture of £ 65 million from Liverpool last month.

And the Spanish believes that the true value of No 1s is finally recognized.

Rob Green watches as the new Chelsea No 1 makes a save during training on Thursday

Rob Green watches as the new Chelsea No 1 makes a save during training on Thursday

Rob Green watches as the new Chelsea No 1 makes a save during training on Thursday

Kovacic is eager to start after sealing his move to Stamford Bridge

Kovacic is eager to start after sealing his move to Stamford Bridge

Kovacic is eager to start after sealing his move to Stamford Bridge

"It's a way of valuing the goalkeepers," Kepa said at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

"It's great that very high fees are paid to the strikers and other players, but why not the goalkeepers? It's a good way to recognize a good goalkeeper.

"The transfer market has gone up a lot in recent years, it has to do with a lot of different things, in part it's the contracts that clubs have with the media now."

Kepa hopes to distance herself from the figure by focusing on her performances.

"In terms of price and that I'm the most expensive guardian in the world, it's something I do not think about," he said.

Olivier Giroud has the ball under control while looking to catch up for the new campaign

Olivier Giroud has the ball under control while looking to catch up for the new campaign

Olivier Giroud has the ball under control while looking to catch up for the new campaign

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata shows his control in training at Cobham

Spanish forward Alvaro Morata shows his control in training at Cobham

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata shows his control in training at Cobham

CHELSEA TRANSFERS

IN:

Kepa – Athletic Bilbao – £ 72 million

Jorginho – Napoli – £ 51.3m

Rob Green – Huddersfield – Free

Mateo Kovacic – Real Madrid – Loan

OUTSIDE:

Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid – £ 35m

Kenedy – Newcastle – Loan

"I only think of myself, I am the same person I have always been and I try to give the best of me to the club."

"I really do not think about the price, it's not something that's on my mind. Chelsea has made a big bet to take me.

Kovacic, who fought for consistent opportunities in the Bernabéu, hopes to prove himself in a new country.

The 24-year-old said: "I am very happy and excited to be here in Chelsea, it is an awesome feeling, I will try to do my best for this club.

"For me it's a new league, the start is always difficult, but I'm sure the coach and my new teammates will help me and I'm looking forward to a great season."

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