Chelsea skipper John Terry has stepped up his training as he looks to return from a knee injury.
Terry has been sidelined for nearly two months and the club are still unsure when he will be available for selection.
But he was able to train with the rest of the Blues squad on Friday – raising hopes that he could be able to play again in the near future.
“Today he was doing a little bit more with the team. He is closer but we don’t know how close,” said interim manager Rafael Benitez.
“With the kind of injury he has, for two or three days he can be fantastic and then one day he will have a little bit of pain and have to stop.”
Goalkeeper Petr Cech also took part in a light training session but is still expected to be out for at least another fortnight with a groin problem.
Meanwhile, Benitez has indicated he will be more willing to leave out Fernando Torres now Chelsea have completed the signing of Demba Ba.
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