The international break is over, and club football is finally returning with Chelsea hosting West Brom at Stamford Bridge in the weekend’s early kick-off in the Premier League.
The Blues will be hoping that the extended break will not have interrupted their momentum too badly, with Thomas Tuchel’s side currently on a 15-game unbeaten run in all competitions.
It’s the start of an important run of fixtures for Chelsea, with the Champions League quarter-finals against Porto and the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City coming up in the next three weeks, so Tuchel will be hoping to have a full contingent to choose from as he also tries to keep up the pressure in the race for a top-four spot.
With that said, here is the latest injury news for Chelsea.
Click to play
Tap to play
The video will auto-play soon8Cancel
The centre-back has played a big role this season following his free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain last summer, but has been out since the beginning of February with a thigh injury – though the Blues have performed well in his absence.
However, it looks like the Brazilian centre-back could be in contention to play against West Brom after posting an update on his Instagram page showing him back in action on the training field.
The midfielder picked up a knee injury in the run-up to the international break, with Italy boss Roberto Mancini confirming that the Blues midfielder would not be fit enough to feature in either of the country’s matches during the break.
It was decided that the 29-year-old would not be risked for Italy, but whether he is able to recover in time for West Brom is uncertain, and with a huge game against Porto in midweek it could be down to Tuchel to decide whether to risk him.
The keeper did not join up with Senegal over the international break due to a planned…