Mauricio Pochettino will be able to call on players he’s not been able to use this season after the international break with a number of the injured stars returning to training this week.
Benoit Badiashile hasn’t kicked a ball this season due to a hamstring injury he picked up at the end of last campaign but he’s been spotted training at Cobham ahead of the this weekend’s Premier League game against Bournemouth.
He had been back just before the international break and the fact he’s had another two weeks of intense training without a setback means he will be able at least get into the team for the first time this season.
The biggest come back however will be striker Armando Broja who the Albanian FA boss Armando Duka, has confirmed will be ready for this weekend. The forward hasn’t played in the last 10 months due to a knee injury he picked up but could make a return this weekend.
The Albanian FA boss said: “Armando Broja has completed the recovery phase. We expect him to be on the bench with Chelsea this week, that is, ready to return to the field.”
Then there is the case of a player like Mykhailo Mudryk who looked like he had picked up a knock in the game against England but returned in time to train well the next day.
Players like Reece James, Trevoah Chalobah and Carney Chukwuemeka are not too far away while Christopher Nkunku, Romeo Lavia and Wesley Fofana all still look like they still need some time to come back.