Gallery: Lukaku, Hudson-Odoi and Christensen return to training ahead of Aston Villa

Romelu Lukaku and Callum Hudson-Odoi both returned to Chelsea training this morning after returning negative Covid tests, whilst Andreas Christensen also returned after a recent back injury.

Chelsea head to the West Midlands for the second Sunday in a row this weekend as we face Aston Villa on Boxing Day, with the return of several key players a huge boost for head coach Thomas Tuchel.

After a 2-0 victory at Brentford last night, the Blues were back out training at Cobham again today as we look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.

The likes of Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante and Reece James - all entering the action as substitutes in last night’s victory - were in training and in high spirits ahead of our Christmas schedule, whilst several Development Squad players also trained once again in the absence of a number of first-team players.

You can view the best of the exclusive training images from a chilly Cobham below…

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