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Thibaut Courtois hands Chelsea injury boost

Courtois hands Chelsea injury boost
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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois returns to training ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Newcastle United.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed that Thibaut Courtois returned to training on Friday morning ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Newcastle United.

Courtois missed Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Huddersfield United on Wednesday night with a back problem, and it had initially been feared that the Belgium international could miss the FA Cup final against Manchester United on May 19.

The 25-year-old is in line to return against Newcastle this weekend, however, as he looks to prove his fitness ahead of the clash with United at Wembley.

"Today Courtois trained. He will be in contention for Newcastle," Conte told reporters.

Chelsea can still finish fourth in the Premier League table, but they must beat Newcastle and hope that Liverpool slip up at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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