Four influential Chelsea players who had been doubtful to return to action for the Champions League Semi Final second leg against Atletico Madrid took part in first team training at Cobham yesterday.
John Terry, Samuel Eto’o and Eden Hazard who have been vitally important to The Blues this season were all “Moving freely” according to Sky Reporter Andy Burton.
However, Cech didn’t take part in full goalkeeper training, so it still seems unlikely that he will start the game.
It will come as a massive boost to Chelsea should all four take the pitch tonight. Hazard, who is their top scorer, will act as the Londoner’s main attacking threat. While the other three men are vastly experienced when it comes to Champions League football.
Mourinho, speaking yesterday evening at a press conference, stated that Hazard is “ready”, however, has not confirmed if the Belgian winger will start the game.
Chelsea go into tonight’s game without the suspended John Obi Mikel and Frank Lampard, while Matic and Salah are ineligible to play.
Atletico Madrid’s Gabi will miss the game through suspension, other than that the Spaniards should have a full strength squad.