Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has updated his 1.5 million Instagram followers on his rehabilitation progress following surgery on his right knee.
The Blues number one is expected to be out of action for around ten weeks but says everything is going 'very well'.
The Belgian has not played for the Stamford Bridge club since their 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace and could return for the home game against Norwich City on November 21.
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The message on his Instagram profile read: "Since 1 week started my rehabilitation. Everything is going very well on the moment! Thanks for you support! #CFC #workhard #comebackstronger."
Chelsea fans will be hoping their goalkeeper's recovery is swift; however, Asmir Begovic has impressed in his absence.
The Bosnian stopper - signed on a free transfer in the summer - kept consecutive clean sheets against Maccabi Tel-Aviv and Arsenal.
Despite being at fault for Walsall's goal in the Capital One Cup third round, the former Stoke City man has proven to be an able replacement.
The defending champions are still in the process of turning around their poor start to the Premier League season.
Three wins in a week have arrested growing concerns among fans but the west London club still languish in 15th place at this early stage of the season.
They clawed back three points on league leaders Manchester City last weekend and are now eight behind the Etihad club.
Jose Mourinho will be hoping to avoid any further slip-ups at St James' Park this weekend; a ground where he notoriously struggles.
Originally the Blues seemed to have difficulty coping with the tag of champions but they appear to be rediscovering their form of last season.
Despite surrending an early advantage in the title race it would be a surprise if they were not heavily involved come the end of the campaign.
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