Posted on: Wed 16 May 2012

Gary Cahill believes his race to be fit for the Champions League Final is being won.

The central defender joined full training with the rest of the squad for the first time on Tuesday afternoon, three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in the semi-final second leg in Barcelona.

After the session under the guidance of Roberto Di Matteo, Cahill said: 'It was nice to be back out there, running and playing football. I was doing a bit of everything.

'I worked on my sharpness at the weekend without the lads and it felt really good, so for me to get the full week in before Saturday will be positive. We have three sessions now before Saturday and we will do what needs doing. Hopefully I can kick on from here.

'I'm just happy that the injury healed quickly. We've worked really hard every day.

Cahill says he is ready for training in addition to the squad sessions this week if required and added:

'Touch wood I will have no reaction from today and be ready for selection on Saturday.'

David Luiz also made his comeback to training in the same session after being out nine days longer with a hamstring injury of his own.

'I was so happy I came back to training and I did 100 per cent of the session, and I did all of the movements,' he said.

'All the players in the world want to play in the Champions League Final and I am counting the days.'