Mikael Forssell has returned to Chelsea after his loan spell at Birmingham City came to a premature end due to injury.

The Finnish international’s loan contract included a clause which allowed for his early return to Stamford Bridge and he will now continue his recovery in London.

Forsell has not played since undergoing cartilage surgery in September. He enjoyed a productive first season with Birmingham, scoring 17 league goals during the 2003-04 campaign.