As Chelsea were gearing up for preseason under the new-old manager, Mourinho singled out three youngsters for whom he had high, immediate hopes. One of those has since been sent on loan anyway, but Kevin De Bruyne at least is still around.
The third, Tomas Kalas suffered a rather unfortunate fractured fibula at the end of the Asia Tour, just when he looked ready to convince the coaching staff of his qualities by facing proper opposition in the USA. But now he's back and hopefully back on track to play a part in our defensive rotation.
The 20-year-old defender suffered a fracture in his lower leg during training between the pre-season tour to Asia and the subsequent journey to play matches in the United States, but now fully recovered, he is back with the rest of the first team players.
-source: Chelsea FC
In related good news, Kenneth Omeruo, fresh off a shiny new work permit and shoulder surgery is back in light recovery training and expected to join full training in a few weeks.