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Andreas Christensen, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Romelu Lukaku return to Chelsea training ahead of Aston Villa match

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Chelsea Training Session Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Despite several postponements in recent days due to COVID-19 outbreaks in several Premier League clubs, the competition is still on and going ahead with two matches to close out the month. The next one for Chelsea is a trip to Birmingham, as visitors to Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa on Boxing Day (i.e. December 26th).

And just a few days before the trip, we have some welcome returns to the training grounds at Cobham. Today the trio of Andreas Christensen, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Romelu Lukaku made their way back to the pitch — the first returning from injury, and the latter two after negative COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, manager Thomas Tuchel decided to stick to conjoined training. Therefore the main squad is still training with the under-23 team, with those available taking part in the works today ahead of our meeting with Villa.

Here are a few select pictures from today’s training session:

And a few more pics can be seen at Chelsea’s official website, featuring Christensen, Kanté et al..