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Picture special: Back in the c-old routine!

City's international brigade were back together at the CFA on Thursday as Pep Guardiola's squad stepped up preparations ahead of Saturday's return to Premier League action at home to Chelsea.

The weather was dry but bitterly cold as the Blues got down to work at the start of what will be a hectic schedule.

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Thursday’s session was the first time the full first team squad had trained together since the November international break, as Pep Guardiola welcomed back those players who have represented their country during the last 10 days.

City play host to Frank Lampard's side on Saturday evening aiming to get back to winning ways in the Premier League, with Guardiola set to speak to the media ahead of the game on Friday afternoon.

Check out the gallery below for the best of Thursday's training ground action…

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