Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has disclosed that the defensive duo of Reece James and Antonio Rudiger are ready to return ahead of the rescheduled Premier League encounter with hosts Manchester United on Thursday night. In his pre-match press conference on Wednesday ahead of the game, Tuchel told reporters that both James and Rudiger have returned to training in time for the trip to take on Manchester United at the Theatre of Dreams.

Tuchel has been boosted with the return of Rudiger and James after they both missed the slim win at home to 10-man West Ham United at the weekend. The two defensive players missed out on the London Derby outing with the Hammers which ended in a 1-0 thanks to the goal from American substitute Christian Pulisic in the final minute of the game off the assist from Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso.