Graham Potter receives another injury boost with Champions League winning star in training ahead of Everton

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The legacy of Thomas Tuchel lives on at Chelsea with Graham Potter finding success after returning to 3-4-3 formation.

The Chelsea training ground at Cobham was lit up with smiles as goalkeeper Edouard Mendy made his long-awaited return to first team training on Tuesday.

The goalkeeper has not been in post since breaking his finger earlier in the year and was forced to undergo surgery to help his healing process.

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In Mendy’s absence- Kepa Arrizabalaga has made the number one position his own but the return of the Senegal international will test his form and mental strength.

Experts say heightened competition brings the best out of athletes- so manager Graham Potter will be delighted to have Mendy back for what is left of the campaign.

The Blues also saw Reece James return to training after missing the 3-1 Leicester city win due to illness. James is widely regarded by many as the best right back in the Premier League and having him fit and in-form will help improve results.

French Midfielder N’Golo Kante has also been training and will be looking for his first minutes in the league when they host Everton at Stamford Bridge.

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Another player who is back in training is Mason Mount who hasn’t been involved in the last three games. Mount will be hoping to play a key role again having endured an underwhelming season so far.

Manager Graham Potter has quietened the noise around his position backed by three impressive wins and will now look to go on a mini-run that should give an indication of what next season will look like when he finally gets to go on a preseason and work with all the new signings.

There seems to be a buzz around Chelsea at the minute and a win against Everton will be the perfect way to go into the first international break of the year.

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