Chelsea have received a boost after goalkeeper Petr Cech returned to full training on Tuesday.

23871 - Petr Cech returns to training for Chelsea

Cech was ruled out for up to a month on August 18 after suffering a medial knee ligament injury in training, leaving Hilario and Ross Turnbull as the only available senior goalkeepers. Hilario was selected for the 3-1 victory over Norwich at Stamford Bridge but was criticised for his part in the visitors' equaliser.

Andre Villas-Boas had said after that game that he had "confidence in all of the three" goalkeepers, but it will be considered a significant boost if Cech proves his fitness in time for the weekend's trip to Sunderland in the Premier League.

David Luiz, who was named on the bench for Brazil's 1-0 victory over Ghana at Craven Cottage on Monday night, was also part of the training session after recovering from a thigh injury and is in line to make his first appearance of the season on Saturday.

Raul Meireles also took part in his second training session after joining from Liverpool.