Thibaut Courtois.

Thibaut Courtois and four others set for Chelsea return against Bournemouth

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Chelsea look set to be handed a major selection boost ahead of their clash with Bournemouth this weekend. 

Belgian stopper Thibaut Courtois returned to full training last week and, according to the Daily Mail, is set to return to action for the first time since injuring his knee in September. 

The goalkeeper is not the only Blues player who will be available having missed the 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.


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John Terry, Radamel Falcao and Ramires are all back in contention following their respective injuries and Loic Remy is available for selection after the birth of his child on Sunday.

However, it will surely be Courtois' return that pleases Jose Mourinho the most. The former Atletico Madrid loanee was influential to Chelsea's title-winning campaign and has been a huge loss.

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Asmir Begovic has been a worthy deputy in his absence, but the west London club's defence has been at sixes and sevens all season.

The former Stoke City keeper has played 12 games in the league and conceded 18 goals as the Stamford Bridge outfit made their worst ever start to a Premier League season.

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While the Bosnian is a good shot-stopper, he does not have the same commanding personality as Courtois and the Blues' first-choice stopper will surely bring an air of calm back to the defence. 

With the Stamford Bridge outfit looking more assured at the back in recent weeks - conceding one goal in four games - the return of Courtois will only bring added security.

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