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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
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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