After suffering an unexpected defeat to Burnley in the Premier League opener, Chelsea will be looking to bounce back when on Sunday when they take on familiar foes Tottenham at the Wembley.
Chelsea were without some key players in their league opener but they could be with Eden Hazard and new boy Tiemoue Bakayoko, who have both stepped up their recovery from injury.
Hazard was pivotal to Chelsea’s conquest of the league last season but he had picked up an ankle injury while on training with the Belgium national team. He has since returned to full training and he featured for the Blues last night in a game against QPR.
Chelsea new boy Tiemoue Bakayoko was under the knife at the end of last season due to a knee injury but he was also part of the Chelsea’s squad that thumped QPR on Thursday. both players came-off the game unscathed and there are speculations that both players could be fielded by Conte against Tottenham on Sunday.
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Their return has come as a major boost for Conte who is without Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill who were Red Carded against Burnley.
Chelsea’s squad is somewhat thread bare at the moment and Conte might need to introduce Bakayoko and Hazard speedily.