Chelsea have received a boost with Cesc Fabregas set to return from a thigh injury to face West Bromwich Albion this weekend, Daily Mail reports.
Fabregas missed Spain’s international fixtures against Belarus and Germany with a minor tear in his thigh, but the midfielder was seen training regularly at Cobham a week ahead of schedule.
The Spaniard has been in sensational form for the Blues ever since his £27million move from Barcelona in the summer, starting every game for manager Jose Mourinho and supplying nine assists in just 11 league appearances.
The former Arsenal captain has been paired with Nemanja Matic in the double pivot and if passed fit, Mourinho will continue the trend to extend Chelsea’s grip at the top of the table.
This news could however cause additional controversy concerning Fabregas’ and Blues striker Diego Costa’s commitment to the national side, as both have pulled out of international duty with injuries.
Brazilian-born Costa was struggling with hamstring problems and was asked by Mourinho to not risk himself for Spain, which caused La Furia Roja boss Vincent del Bosque to be suspicious when he was fit to play in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Liverpool in the last game-week.