Chelsea expect Marco van Ginkel back next week

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Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel has been given the green light to resume full training this week after spending six months on the sidelines following knee surgery, according to The Sun.

Van Ginkel suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage during a Capital One Cup tie against Swindon Town last September, requiring knee surgery that initially looked to have ended his debut campaign in English football.

That injury blow means the 21-year-old has played just four times for the Blues since completing an £8m switch from Vitesse Arnhem last summer, but thankfully the Dutch international's rehab has been a success and put him back on the road to full fitness.

Chelsea medical staff are reported by The Sun to have timetabled a return to training with the first-team squad as early as next Monday, after working with the Blues youth and reserve teams to gradually build his fitness over the last few weeks.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho is blessed with a plethora of options in central midfield and is unlikely to rush the starlet back too soon, particularly during a time in the season where every result is absolutely crucial.

Mourinho's men are still chasing silverware on two fronts this season, leading the Premier League by four points alongside a Champions League campaign which has them alive and kicking in the knockout stages.

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