MATEO KOVACIC has returned to full training with Chelsea and could make his comeback against Leeds United.
The Blues have been struggling with a number of injury problems in recent weeks with Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante, Romelu Lukaku all missing.
Meanwhile Croatia international Kovacic has missed the last eight games with a hamstring injury.
He suffered that in the last minute of a training session back in October.
But now he is finally on the verge of a return, according to The Times.
They state that the 27-year-old has recovered from his injury and began full training yesterday.
However, despite Chelsea needing to beat Zenit in Russia on Wednesday to guarantee top spot in the Champions League group, he will not be risked in that clash.
Instead, boss Thomas Tuchel is hoping to have his star back in the squad for Saturday’s Premier League clash at home to Leeds.
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Tuchel further woes on the injury front in last Saturday’s defeat at West Ham.
Both Kai Havertz and Marcos Alonso had to come off with injuries.
Jorginho has been struggling on with a hip injury while loanee Saul Niguez was hauled off again against the Hammers after another poor display.
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