N’Golo Kante is back in Chelsea training six weeks after suffering a hamstring injury against Tottenham.
The 31-year-old limped out of the 2-2 draw on August 14 and hasn’t played since.
Kante subsequently missed Premier League clashes against Leeds, Leicester, Southampton and West Ham – as well as the Blues’ opening two Champions League matches.
Boss Thomas Tuchel was axed in his absence, with new man Graham Potter finally able to work with his star midfielder for the first time.
The Frenchman has played in just two matches this term, having started the 1-0 win at Everton prior to the Tottenham draw.
His return is a timely boost for the Blues, who play NINE games in a gruelling October.
He was joined in Chelsea training by a host of other stars looking to reach peak fitness during the international break.
Chelsea return to action on Saturday with a trip to Crystal Palace, as Potter gets his first taste of Prem action with his new side.