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Chelsea boosted by Cech's return to training

September 06, 2011 20:00 IST

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech returned to full training on Tuesday after a knee ligament injury, handing the Premier League club a boost before their Champions League opener against Bayer Leverkusen next week.

The Czech was ruled out for three to four weeks after falling awkwardly during a training session last month and has missed Chelsea's last two league games and his country's Euro 2012 qualifier against Scotland last week.

Chelsea's website ( showed a video of Cech training, lifting fans' hopes he might make an earlier-than-expected return in Saturday's league game at Sunderland or next Tuesday's home match against Leverkusen.

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