Kai Harvetz could not believe what Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell did as he returns to Chelsea

The German duo returned to Cobham following the international break to prepare for the clash with Aston Villa

Training ground hijinks are often what helps make football folklore.

While it’s often bust ups that make the headlines like that of Antonio Rudiger and Kepa Arrizabalaga earlier this year, training ground antics often make for some of football’s best stories and help foster a good team bond.

Any international break will leave even Cobham lighter on numbers and with a diminished atmosphere as Chelsea’s stars fly around the globe to pull on national team colours for 10 days or so.

It appears that Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell didn’t want to waste any time having some fun when they were reunited ahead of the west London club welcoming Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge this weekend.

Chilwell recorded, as Werner lay in wait on a stairwell for his prey. The anticipation builds as door opens and shuts. Then Kai Havertz emerges to receive the fright of his life as Werner steps forward and shouts.

The 22-year-old midfielder had to take a moment to compose himself as Chilwell is heard exclaiming: “His face!”

Reassuringly, it also shows the German duo returned to Cobham yesterday, despite the diversion of their plane returning from Iceland.

Werner, Havertz and Antonio Rudiger were forced to land in the Scottish capital Edinburgh in the early hours of Thursday after an emergency signal according to reports.

It appears there was nothing to worry about however.

A German national team statement released on Twitter read: “Our flight home has been diverted to Edinburgh in order to carry out a precautionary safety inspection on the plane.

“Everyone is fine and patiently waiting while the staff go about their business calmly and professionally. Another coffee it is then!”

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