Didier Drogba is set to make a surprise retrun to Chelsea’s starting line-up for Saturday’s meeting with Fulham at Stamford Bridge.
Drogba’s return from a knee injury picked up in the defeat by Aston Villa on September 2 would be a boost to Chelsea who are looking to end a run of three league games without a victory or a goal.
“We will check the players this afternoon and tomorrow to make sure everything is okay but probably Didier will be back tomorrow,” said recently-appointed manager Avram Grant.
Chelsea will still be without midfielder Frank Lampard and defender Ricardo Carvalho, the club’s other two long-term injuries.
“Frank not yet but almost,” Grant said. “Ricardo Carvalho needs a few more days and he will be okay.
“They do everything that they can to be back quickly and they are already coming back quicker than we thought.”