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Premier League: Chelsea's Azpilicueta, Alonso back in training after injury, illness


Chelsea’s Spanish defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso have resumed training after missing the last two matches due to injury and COVID-19 respectively, the Premier League club said.

Club captain Azpilicueta suffered an injury in Chelsea’s League Cup defeat by Liverpool. He missed its 3-2 FA Cup win over Luton Town last week and the 4-0 rout of Burnley in the league over the weekend.

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Alonso was also ruled out of both matches due to COVID-19 but the pair have returned to full fitness and trained on Monday ahead of Thursday’s league visit to Norwich City and Sunday’s game at home against Newcastle United.

Chelsea is third in the table with 53 points from 26 matches, 10 points behind second-placed Liverpool and 16 adrift of leader Manchester City, both of which have games in hand.



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