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