Chelsea supporters were buzzing when they discovered that both Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz had returned to training after injury layoffs.
The Blue duo were pictured with the rest of the squad ahead of Saturday’s Premier League fixture versus Southampton.
Silva was forced off against Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month with a thigh problem.
Havertz had been carrying a knock since last month’s victory over Burnley.
But they both appeared fully functioning yesterday and Chelsea fans couldn’t contain their excitement.
It is uncertain whether or not Thomas Tuchel will risk the returning pair this weekend, mainly because Chelsea’s next opponents are Atletico Madrid in the Champions League knockout stage.
Diego Simeone’s side will undoubtedly offer the hardest task that Tuchel will have faced during his short tenure in London.
At least one of Havertz or Silva should feature in Bucharest next Tuesday, but it will most likely be the latter.
That is why the Blues coach may not want to rush them back immediately when they take on the Saints.
Luckily, neither of their presences have been significantly missed.
Chelsea have only conceded once without Silva in defence and they haven’t been short of creative players in Havertz’s absence.
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There really should be no great urgency to get these two back onto the field. Tuchel has built a sturdy foundation without them, so its not vital they return immediately.
Perhaps giving Havertz a few minutes would be beneficial, but putting extra strain on Silva would be unwise.