Monday 15 Jul
Updated Monday 15 Jul 17:30
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In Pictures: Temperature, humidity and intensity all rise in West Ham United training

Manuel Pellegrini talks to his players at the start of Monday's training session
Manuel Pellegrini talks to his players at the start of Monday's training session
With temperatures above 80F, the session started with a warm-up
With temperatures above 80F, the session started with a warm-up
The players were in good spirits after a full night's sleep in Nanjing
The players were in good spirits after a full night's sleep in Nanjing
The manager was hands-on in training, as always
The manager was hands-on in training, as always
The players enjoyed some welcome shade with the sun beating down in Nanjing
The players enjoyed some welcome shade with the sun beating down in Nanjing
Pablo Zabaleta gets a challenge in at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Park
Pablo Zabaleta gets a challenge in at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Park
Chicharito was on target during an eleven-against-eleven game at the end of training
Chicharito was on target during an eleven-against-eleven game at the end of training
Robert Snodgrass cools down in the baking hot Chinese sun
Robert Snodgrass cools down in the baking hot Chinese sun
Assistant fitness coach Felix Cao clearly enjoyed Monday's session!
Assistant fitness coach Felix Cao clearly enjoyed Monday's session!
Jack Wilshere was looking sharp again as the Premier League Asia Trophy semi-final approaches
Jack Wilshere was looking sharp again as the Premier League Asia Trophy semi-final approaches
Felipe Anderson shares a lighter moment with Manuel Lanzini
Felipe Anderson shares a lighter moment with Manuel Lanzini
Mark Noble is looking forward to his second Premier League Asia Trophy appearance
Mark Noble is looking forward to his second Premier League Asia Trophy appearance
Andriy Yarmolenko will look to continue his comeback against Manchester City on Wednesday
Andriy Yarmolenko will look to continue his comeback against Manchester City on Wednesday
Lukasz Fabianski is set for his first preseason appearance against Pep Guardiola's side
Lukasz Fabianski is set for his first preseason appearance against Pep Guardiola's side
It seems as if Felipe Anderson is ALWAYS smiling!
It seems as if Felipe Anderson is ALWAYS smiling!
Manuel Pellegrini talks to his players at the start of Monday's training session 1
With temperatures above 80F, the session started with a warm-up 2
The players were in good spirits after a full night's sleep in Nanjing 3
The manager was hands-on in training, as always 4
The players enjoyed some welcome shade with the sun beating down in Nanjing 5
Pablo Zabaleta gets a challenge in at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Park 6
Chicharito was on target during an eleven-against-eleven game at the end of training 7
Robert Snodgrass cools down in the baking hot Chinese sun 8
Assistant fitness coach Felix Cao clearly enjoyed Monday's session! 9
Jack Wilshere was looking sharp again as the Premier League Asia Trophy semi-final approaches 10
Felipe Anderson shares a lighter moment with Manuel Lanzini 11
Mark Noble is looking forward to his second Premier League Asia Trophy appearance 12
Andriy Yarmolenko will look to continue his comeback against Manchester City on Wednesday 13
Lukasz Fabianski is set for his first preseason appearance against Pep Guardiola's side 14
It seems as if Felipe Anderson is ALWAYS smiling! 15

 

West Ham United upped the intensity of their preparations for the Premier League Asia Trophy semi-final with Manchester City at an oven-like Nanjing Olympic Sports Park on Monday.

The Hammers hit the training pitch at 11am, by which time the temperature and humidity had hit 85F and 75% respectively.

The demanding conditions will have done nothing to harm Manuel Pellegrini's squad, who enjoyed a technical session which ended in an eleven-a-side game featuring goals from Chicharito and Felipe Anderson.

Now two weeks into their preseason schedule, fitness levels and sharpness are both on the rise ahead of Wednesday evening's meeting with Pep Guardiola's treble winners, who were still in England on Monday morning after their flight to China was reportedly twice delayed.

Pellegrini's players enjoyed an afternoon off, with captain Mark Noble leading a full squad excursion downtown, where they met supporters, shopped and took in the local culture in one of China's oldest and most-historic cities.

 

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