Arjen Robben is determined to return from injury in time to help Chelsea in their dual pursuit of the Premiership and the Champions League.

The 21-year-old suffered damage to an ankle tendon during Holland’s 2-0 win over Romania on Saturday and there were fears that he would be out for at least a month.

But Robben said: “When I saw the tackle again I feared the worst, but I should be running again in two weeks.

“I’ll play again in the Premiership and hope to play in the Champions League.”

Saturday’s game had been Robben’s first start for more than a month since he broke two bones in his foot in a Premier League clash with Blackburn.

Robben seems more optimistic about his chances of playing again than his father, who initially suggested that his son would be out for at least a month.

His father, Hans Robben, had told De Telegraaf: “His ankle is very painful. It will take four weeks to heal – minimum.”