Chelsea Players Put Boots In Microwave Before Games To Make Them More Comfortable
The microwave is in the home dressing room at the club’s home ground in Stamford Bridge. The microwave has a timer which dings when their boots are ready. The microwave has been since last season and it is a valuable asset.
It is also unplugged and taken on the team bus to domestic away games and is an integral part of pre-match preparations for the Blues (Chelsea).
The oven is used to soften the players’ boots and make them more supple and comfortable to wear.
A club insider told MetroUK;
Modern football boots seem to be pull-on types with much tighter fitting leather relying on a squeeze effect to stay on rather than the laces.
So when cold they can be quite tough, quite stiff and awkward to wear at least when they first go on.
The players put their boots in the microwave for a minute or two and the timer pings when they are soft enough. It’s actually a valuable addition to their equipment.It’s not about Premier League millionaires being pampered. It’s about getting the best from the boots as quickly as possible, making the players comfortable so they can perform to their best as quickly as possible.
Chelsea’s manager, Thomas Tuchel will use any method to get into the top-4 this season. The club even employ chefs to cook for the players in the bowels of the stadium after games to help them replenish lost energy.
The Blues will be facing Manchester United in the English Premier League over the weekend with the hope that their microwaved boots can bring good fortune.