Chelsea are set to have their say on whether close-contact training should return in a call with the Premier League this week according to reports by Sky Sports.

League officials are set to give the green light to clubs to step up their training sessions later this week with close-contact training set to be permitted but Chelsea will first have the option to raise any questions or concerns.

Chelsea’s first team squad returned to training at Cobham last week after the players had spent a period keeping themselves fit in self-isolation. Matters on the training pitch now look set to take a big step forward this week as the Premier League gears up for a return to action.

In a week which will see a number of calls made between the Premier League and their member clubs, there are also set to be further discussions on when the season will resume. It is hoped that a date for a return to action will be agreed in principle once the Premier League have consulted clubs via video call on Thursday.

It is thought that the Premier League’s preferred date for a return is 19 June, however, some clubs are in favour of a restart a week later to allow further time for squad conditioning.