Frank Lampard conducted his first training session as Chelsea manger last week after completing his switch from Derby.
And the former Blues midfielder is keen for his squad to play with ‘high intensity and dominant games’, according to full-back Cesar Azpilicueta.
Lampard’s Chelsea side are in Ireland where their pre-season campaign begins with friendlies against Bohemians and St Patrick’s Athletic.
“I’m really looking forward to the new season,” Azpilicueta said.
“We’ve all had a good break, which was needed after a long season with the Europa League running until the end of May.
“It was great to win a trophy to finish with and now we are all ready and raring to get back at it.
“It’s always a lot of hard work during pre-season but it’s the work you have to put in, to create a good base for our physical condition.
“He wants us to play with high intensity and we want to be dominant in games, the manager has explained how he wants us to play and we are all enjoying the camp so far.”
Bohemians vs Chelsea – how to watch
The pre-season friendly is not available on TV but fans will be able to live stream the action.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm at the 4,200-capacity Dalymount Park.
Live streaming is available via the Chelsea website and through the club’s 5th Stand app.
Access to coverage of all seven of Chelsea’s pre-season fixtures is available for £10.99.
Individual matches can viewed at a cost of £1.99, which can be purchased from two hours before kick-off.
Bohemians are currently third in the League of Ireland Premier Division.
They played out a goalless draw at Cork City in their most recent outing.