Chelsea have been handed a boost ahead of next season as Antonio Rudiger posted a positive injury update on his social media.

The Germany international posted a video of himself training and working with the ball on Twitter, as he steps up his recovery from the hip problem he sustained against Manchester United in April.

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Rudiger missed Chelsea’s last five games of the season, including the Europa League triumph against Arsenal and both legs of the semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt, but the defender appears to be recovering well ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.

Chelsea kick off their pre-season with a friendly against Irish outfit Bohemians on Wednesday night, in what is set to be Frank Lampard’s first game in charge since being named as Maurizio Sarri’s replacement. 

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James have all also stepped up their respective recoveries from injury ahead of next season. 

Chelsea's first four pre-season fixtures