Chelsea have been handed a major injury boost ahead of a crucial week, which sees them take on Leicester City in the third round of the League Cup on Tuesday (20 September) and travel to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday (24 September).

John Terry is hoping to return for the London derby on Saturday after confirming his return to training on Monday from an ankle injury sustained during their 2-2 draw against Swansea City. The former England defender missed the Blues' loss to Liverpool on Friday (16 September), but Antonio Conte will be hoping his skipper can make it for the game against the Gunners.

"Back training today," Terry wrote on his official Instagram account alongside a picture of him at Chelsea's Cobham training facility.

Back training today ⚽️ @chelseafc

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Conte is aware that his team face a tough week ahead with clashes against the reigning Premier League champions and title rivals Arsenal. The Italian manager will be hoping for a strong response from his team following his first defeat at Stamford Bridge against the Reds.

"John is recovering. I saw him outside today and he is recovering. After this game [against Leicester] we'll see his physical condition," Conte was quoted as saying by the Guardian.

"It's a big week because we face two very strong teams. Leicester won the title last season and, this season, they've shown they are a very good team, also in the Champions League. Arsenal are a great team that will fight for the title so it's a big week but we are ready. We know we have to work to improve because I know we can improve a lot, this is important," the Italian coach added.