Gallery: Ruben returns to training

There was a welcome sight at Cobham on Monday with Ruben Loftus-Cheek added to the numbers involved.

Injury and Covid kept the midfielder out of action over Christmas with his most recent game the 1-1 draw with Everton on 16 December. With no let-up in the fixture programme ahead, his presence in today’s training is a boost and Timo Werner, who has not played since the win over Leeds, the game prior to Everton, was also involved again. Thomas Tuchel reported on Friday the striker has been struggling physically due to Covid.

Today’s was the penultimate session before we play Tottenham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday and a selection of training images from it can be viewed below…

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