Chelsea have received a massive injury boost as Croatian midfielder Matteo Kovacic has reportedly returned to first team training following a hamstring injury that kept him out of action for five weeks.
Kovacic was a very influential player for Chelsea before the hamstring injury sustained in a training session in late October as the Croatian racked five assists in just eight Premier League starts this season which currently puts him fourth in the premier league for most assists.
The 27 year old also has the most successful tackles and dribbles per game for Chelsea and he’s created the 2nd highest chances per game for Chelsea, little wonder the Blues have dropped seven points and fallen to third position on the premier league log in his absence.
According to Tom Roddy who writes for the times, Kovacic is unlikely to travel to Russia for the game against Zenit St. Petersburg on Wednesday but he’s prime to be available for selection for the game against Leeds this weekend.
The midfielder’s return adds the much needed depth to an already overstretched Chelsea midfield that has N’golo Kanté sidelined with an unknown return date and Jorginho playing through a hip pain in the past couple of games.