Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel revealed his decision to substitute Callum Hudson-Odoi at half-time in the 0-0 draw against Manchester United last night was only partly down to injury.
The 20-year-old was pictured with an ice pack on his knee after being replaced by Reece James for the second half at Stamford Bridge, but Tuchel’s comments suggest that the winger should be ready to return to action soon.
Thiago Silva is also thought to be close to a comeback after a lengthy spell out with a thigh strain. The Brazilian took part in an individual session last week and Tuchel has said he is hopeful that the defender will be back in full training ahead of the Liverpool game on Thursday night.
After picking up the injury in the first half of the 1-0 win over Spurs last month, the 36-year-old has missed six games in all competitions but fans will be glad that he is nearing a return.