Chelsea provide Timo Werner injury update

Chelsea forward Timo Werner has returned to full training having missed five matches with a hamstring injury.

The German was forced off in the home Champions League group stage victory over Malmö at Stamford Bridge back on 20 October - the same game in which fellow absentee Romelu Lukaku hurt his ankle.

Both players have been sidelined since and missed international duty with their countries, but after Lukaku was pictured back on the grass with a ball at his feet in individual training, Chelsea have confirmed that Werner has rejoined the rest of the squad ahead of the Premier League trip to Leicester on Saturday.

Whether the clash with Foxes comes to soon for the 25-year-old remains to be seen, but he has used the international pause to work his way back to fitness and is now in contention.

It seems Lukaku faces an extended spell out of action, although his return is edging closer.

Head coach Thomas Tuchel was also boosted by the return of Mason Mount earlier this week. Mount has recovered from dental surgery, having eventually been forced to withdraw from Gareth Southgate's England squad for the recent World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino.

Marcos Alonso has overcome an ankle injury he suffered in the reverse fixture against Malmö at the start of November and has resumed full training too.

Meanwhile, those players who were summoned to represent their nations were also back at Chelsea's Cobham training centre on Thursday morning.

The Premier League leaders have a triple-header of difficult fixtures over the next ten days as they look to keep hold of top spot and make progress in Europe. After travelling to Leicester, the Blues host Juventus in the Champions League before the visit of Manchester United on 28 November.

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Source : 90min