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Chelsea stars Ziyech and Lukaku enjoy US break at Brooklyn Nets NBA game



Chelsea stars Ziyech and Lukaku enjoy US break at Brooklyn Nets NBA game

CHELSEA stars had the best seats in the house in New York to watch some high-flying NBA action.

Hakim Ziyech, Romelu Lukaku and Trevor Chalobah all hit the Big Apple for a welcome getaway during the international break.

All three were spotted courtside in New York City, but at two different arenas.

Ziyech and Lukaku were in the front row for a Brooklyn Nets game at the Barclays Center.

While Chalobah was in Manhattan 24 hours earlier to watch the New York Knicks at the world famous Madison Square Garden.

Ziyech and Lukaku were treated to another Kevin Durant masterclass as he scored 37 points in a 114-106 win over Utah Jazz.

The Jazz were also the Knicks’ opponents the day before, where they ran out 108-93 winners.

Chelsea players are feeling the strain from their club’s current situation with government sanctions limiting their operations.

The squad didn’t even know if they could fly to Middlesbrough for their FA Cup quarter-final win at the weekend.

But the Blues ran out 2-0 winners to set up a semi-final showdown with Crystal Palace.

Thomas Tuchel’s men face a make-or-break 12 days next month after the internationals.

They take on Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals before their Palace semi-final at Wembley.

And two more London derbies follow that against Arsenal and West Ham in the Premier League, which Tuchel still holds hopes of winning.

Chelsea are 11 points behind leaders Man City and 10 off second-placed Liverpool.

But Tuchel said: “The problem is they are both also on a run for what feels like a long time.

“It feels like it’s been three years that they’ve both been on a run. And it feels like our 13 games is not enough.

“We have to be honest, but we will never admit anything before it’s decided. We’ll always push ourselves to the limit.

“We cannot do anything else and we should not get carried away. Two teams took advantage of our problems.

“Full credit to them and they deserve where they are. We need to make sure we catch as many points as possible.”

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