VIDEO: Chelsea's footballers as you've never seen them before!

Chelsea's social media team have released a video of them at training, but they're not practicing football… they're playing basketball.

In the video embedded above, courtesy of the Chelsea social media team and official YouTube channel, the Stamford Bridge stars - who collectively are amongst the top teams in European football having reached a semifinal spot in the Champions League whilst gunning for the Premier League crown simultaneously - are seen at their training ground, in Cobham.

Earlier today, former Arsenal star Paul Merson explained that he always knew Manchester United would start playing like the Harlem Globetrotters as soon as Ryan Giggs took charge of the team, yet he may not have expected Jose Mourinho's Blues to be practicing basketball that very same day he made the statement.

In the video, John Obi Mikel, Gary Cahill, Frank Lampard, Willian, David Luiz, Fernando Torres and others can be seen attempting to shoot hoops with the football - but it may be safe to assume that the Harlem Globetrotters have little competition to worry about from this emerging London club!

What the session may have accomplished, though, is to lighten the mood following their midweek elimination from the Champions League, ahead of their must-win encounter with Norwich City.

Chelsea take on the Canaries on Sunday, May 4.

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