LONDON, April 29: Petr Cech, John Terry, Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o boosted Chelsea on Tuesday by returning to training ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. (Read: Champions League semi-final facts: Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho ruled goalkeeper Cech out for the rest of the season after he dislocated his shoulder in the early stages of last week’s away leg, which finished 0-0.
Mark Schwarzer came on for Cech in Madrid and also deputised for him in Sunday’s 2-0 win at Liverpool, but the Czech international could be in line for a return after taking part in an open training session on Tuesday.
Cech warmed up with the rest of the squad at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground, before moving out of view of the media invited to observe the first 15 minutes of the session.
Captain and centre-back Terry (ankle) was also present, despite Mourinho having suggested he would not be fit before the final on May 24 after hurting himself in the first leg.
In further good news for Chelsea, winger Hazard (calf) and striker Eto’o (knee) also reported for training after recent spells on the sidelines.