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The international break is now over and several of Chelsea’s players are back in training and getting ready for what is one of the biggest matches of the season.
Chelsea will return back to action on Saturday afternoon when Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United are the visitors to Stamford Bridge.
As reported by Football.london, there are concerns over the player’s availability heading into this weekend’s crunch game against Manchester United.
Chelsea have only one first-team regular – Antonio Rudiger – on the injury table as the squad returns from international break.
Rudiger and Ethan Ampadu are the only Chelsea players unavailable through injury. This has the Blues in an enviable and fortunate position.
Rudiger has been a mainstay in the Chelsea defence domestically this season, being one half of Maurizio Sarri’s preferred duo, alongside David Luiz.
Chelsea were lucky to avoid any further injury concerns over the international break, but Rudiger’s fitness could hand the likes of Gary Cahill or Andreas Christensen a chance to stake a claim in the team.