Several Chelsea internationals have returned to Cobham training centre ahead of Saturday’s trip to Newcastle United, with Kai Havertz having solo training session to build up his fitness.
There are still a few players missing from the Thursday’s training sessions including Christian Pulisic, who is still struggling with a hamstring injury and Thiago Silva, who is unlikely to be in the squad for the weekend’s game.
But Frank Lampard will certainly be happy that Ben Chilwell and Havertz are now back in training.
Chilwell suffered a back injury in England’s defeat to Belgium on Sunday and was an unused sub in the Three Lions’ win over Iceland on Wednesday.
While Havertz who had to undergo a 14-day self-isolation period after testing postive for Covid-19.
The Germany international missed out on Chelsea’s last two games and the international break as a result.
While Lampard said Havertz’s latest Covid-19 test came out negative (Chelsea’s official website), the Germany international still trained separately from the rest of the team since he’s still trying to regain his match fitness.
Hakim Ziyech, who starred in Morocco’s wins over the Central African Republic with three goals and two assists in two games, also featured in the training session.
Mateo Kovacic, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen and N’Golo Kante are some of the internationals who took part in the training session.