Christian Pulisic trains as Kai Havertz eyes return – Four things spotted in Chelsea training

Chelsea will be looking to extend their winning run in all competitions to seven matches when they lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon in a mouthwatering encounter.

Having been in severe danger of seeing their winning run come to an end against Rennes in the Champions League in midweek, a last-gasp winner from Olivier Giroud ensured the Blues kept their winning run in tact, as well as securing a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League with two group games to spare.

However, Tuesday’s heroics in France must now be forgotten about, as focus switches back to the Premier League ahead of Sunday’s visit of London rivals Spurs.

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Chelsea, at the time of writing, will welcome their London counterparts to Stamford Bridge two points and two places behind them in the table, meaning there is a great deal riding on the match of the weekend in the Premier League.

And in a bid to ensure that gap is not increased on Sunday afternoon, Chelsea’s players were pictured putting the hard yards in on the training ground at Cobham on Friday.

But what did we learn from the session? Here are four things picked out.

Havertz targets return

Having stepped off the bench for the closing stages of Tuesday’s win over Rennes, Chelsea midfield ace Kai Havertz will be hoping to be reinstalled to the starting line-up against Spurs.

The Germany international, who joined the Blues from Bayer Leverkusen back in September, has not started any of the last four matches after testing positive for Covid-19 at the very start of November.

Having sat out the win over Newcastle United last weekend, despite having recovered from his spell in self-isolation, he returned to the match-day squad in France in midweek, but only appeared as a 76th-minute substitute.

Kai Havertz (right) attempts to rob Mateo…


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