Mason Mount celebrates what happened in Chelsea training yesterday

'Finally': Mason Mount delighted after what happened in Chelsea training yesterday

Mason Mount celebrated on Instagram the return of Ben Chilwell in Chelsea training yesterday.

Chilwell, 25, has missed the majority of this season with a knee injury that sidelined him back in November.

The Blues and England full-back was playing some brilliant individual football prior to his injury setback, so has been a massive loss for his club during this 2021/22 campaign.

He was officially back in team training with the first-team squad on Tuesday, after previously working with the under-16s and under-18s during his rehabilitation.

Chelsea star Mount was delighted to see Chilwell “finally” re-join the group on the training pitches this week.

Ben Chilwell in Chelsea training

Let’s hope to see Chilwell get a small cameo in the final two remaining Premier League games of the season.

It’s been extremely frustrating for everyone associated with Chelsea to have the left wing-back unavailable for several months.

Paul Merson claimed the Blues looked “unstoppable” earlier in the season when both Chilwell and Reece James were starting together as the wing-back combination. It makes such a massive difference when the English duo both start, providing huge energy and an attacking threat.

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Blues defence next season

With defensive exits confirmed or rumoured for the summer, it’ll be intriguing to see how Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel builds his backline next year.

It does seem a no-brainer to use Chilwell in some capacity when he’s fully fit, though.

He can play left-back or left wing-back effectively, so it all depends on personal preference for the system.

If Tuchel can sign the right centre-backs, sticking with a wing-back partnership of Chilwell and James could help make the team exciting for supporters to watch.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.