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Thibaut Courtois returns to full first-team training

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Thibaut Courtois will be a sight for sore eyes when he makes his return between the goalposts for Chelsea.  While he's not quite ready to go just yet, there was great news from the training ground today as the 23-year-old made his return to first-team training.

As reported by Chelsea TV, this was the first time since injury that the young man was able to join the rest of his teammates in training.  Courtois's initial prognosis called for a 3-4 month recovery time; he's well on track to hit the front end of that estimate as it's only been 10 weeks since the injury (though it feels a lot longer than that).

A few weeks ago, the expectation was that he'd be back for Porto away at home in the Champions League. But with that match still three weeks away, he might be back even before that.