Boost for Tuchel as key Chelsea star resumes training ahead of crucial FA Cup clash
- Christian Pulisic was not part of Chelsea's squad that beat Sheffield United 2-1 at the weekend
- Pulisic is understood to have been allowed to miss the tie due to personal reasons
- He is now in line to face Barnsley during the Blues' upcoming FA Cup clash
Thomas Tuchel has been handed a major boost after Christian Pulisic resumed training with Chelsea hours to their FA Cup clash against Barnsley.
The Blues are due to face the Championship side at Oakwell Stadium on Thursday night, February 11, for a chance to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament.
The west Londoners have been without the services of Pulisic for a couple of days now, with the forward missing the side's 2-1 win over Sheffield United at the weekend due to personal reasons.
However, Metro UK now reports the former Borussia Dortmund star has linked up with the rest of the squad, having taken part in Tuesday's training session.
The development means the United States international could form part of the contingent to face Barnsley in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
It is understood Timo Werner is the other player who also took part in training despite previously being a doubt after he was forced off during the weekend action with a dead leg.
Be that as it may, there were two notable absentees at Cobham Training Ground in Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz.
Silva is currently battling a thigh injury but Chelsea are hopeful the experienced defender will be fit enough to face Southampton on Saturday, February 20.
After the Barnsley clash the Blues are scheduled to play Newcastle United at home in their next league match.
The Stamford Bridge dwellers are currently enjoying fine form under Tuchel, winning three Premier League fixtures on the bounce as they push to break into the top four.
They are currently placed fifth on the standings with 39 points, just one behind fourth-placed Liverpool.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the first leg of Chelsea's Champions League Round of 16 meeting with Atletico Madrid has been moved to Romania.
The Blues were due to play Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano but UEFA were forced to change the match venue due to the extension of a travel ban by the Spanish authorities.
It is understood UK flights remain banned in Spain due to the coronavirus variants which has hugely affected to the UK.
It is the third time the ban is being extended in Spain, with the current extension set to last up until Tuesday, March 2.