CHELSEA have been handed a timely boost after Ben Chilwell and Reece James returned to training.

Chilwell was seen back in training for the first time since picking up an injury at the end of October.

Ben Chilwell has returned to Chelsea training after two months out

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Ben Chilwell has returned to Chelsea training after two months outCredit: Getty
Reece James has also returned following after aggravating a previous injury

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Reece James has also returned following after aggravating a previous injuryCredit: Getty
Mykhailo Mudryk was spotted following his transfer to the club

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Mykhailo Mudryk was spotted following his transfer to the clubCredit: Getty
Ruben Loftus-Cheek joined James and Chilwell in handing Graham Potter a boost ahead of the Liverpool game

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek joined James and Chilwell in handing Graham Potter a boost ahead of the Liverpool gameCredit: Getty
The suspended Joao Felix won't play again until February

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The suspended Joao Felix won’t play again until FebruaryCredit: Getty
Hakim Ziyech and Omari Hutchinson will be hoping to be selected for the clash against Liverpool

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Hakim Ziyech and Omari Hutchinson will be hoping to be selected for the clash against LiverpoolCredit: Getty

Meanwhile, James aggravated his injury upon his return against Bournemouth, which was set to sideline him for a month.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek was also spotted back at Cobham.

Graham Potter has seen his squad besieged by bad luck in the injury department.

Indeed, with a full starting xi of the Blues squad injured, the crisis revealed they have the WORST injury record in all of Europe since the start of last season.

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However, with five new signings coming through the door at Stamford Bridge in Janaury the club’s squad looks less injury hit than before.

Myhkailo Mudryk joined his new Chelsea team-mates in training at Cobham following his £88million transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk.

He will be hoping to get off to a good start when Chelsea face Liverpool in Saturday’s early kick off.

Loanee Joao Felix saw his debut against Fulham end prematurely after a knee-high challenge saw him receive a straight red card.

The suspension will keep him out of action until February.

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But while he will not be available for selection, he will still use training to help bond with team-mates and understand the way they want to play.

Potter’s Blues ended a run of one win in 10 games with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

But with 10 points separating Chelsea from the top four, they will be desperate to collect a win over Liverpool, who are they are level with on points and are in equally sporadic form.



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