Chelsea's title prospects are receiving a huge boost with several senior players returning from injury.

Frank Lampard has already returned to the Chelsea team after a seven-game absence through injury , while Chelsea's skipper John Terry has targeted Sunday's Premiership clash against Everton for his comeback following knee surgery and others will soon be in the frame.

Michael Ballack, who last played against Newcastle in April, trained with the reserves for the first time yesterday and Ashley Cole is closing on a return from his ankle injury.