Picture: Chelsea star hands Blues major injury boost ahead of Tottenham clash

Chelsea midfielder has been passed fit to face Tottenham in a local Derby on Saturday after doubts over his fitness.

Mateo Kovacic who was hitherto thought to be nursing an injury that may sideline him against Tottenham, was seen amongst his peers training.

An obvious relief as the Croat has been garnering impressive reviews for his performances in the team even if goals have eluded him.

The on-loan midfielder from Real Madrid missed his country’s final UEFA international league match win against England following a muscular injury.

But his presence in Wednesday training regimen overseen by Maurizio Sarri has quenched any fears of a prolonged absence.

Kovacic trained on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)
Kovacic trained on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea who defend their unbeaten run against another impressive side they lead by one point on Saturday, will be glad that they have a clean bill of health.

Tottenham on the other hand, will be hoping that their piling list of injury worries will not affect their chances against Chelsea who are undefeated and have conceded only 8 goals in their league fixtures so far.

Midfielder Christian Eriksen is on course to be passed fit, but defenders Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier are set to miss the derby.

A win against a top four rival for Chelsea will be highly instrumental to their league success while a lost will see them toppled by local rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

A situation the Blues will not want to be in as it will extend the point gap between them and the top two in Manchester United and Liverpool.