Callum Hudson-Odoi is reportedly set to make his first Chelsea appearance since April this week for the club's Under-23s.
The 18-year-old had ruptured his Achilles tendon in the Blues' draw withBurnley last season, and is yet to make an appearance under new boss Frank Lampard.
But Goal believe that Hudson-Odoi's return from the lengthy setback has been stepped up - with the youngster in line to feature in Chelsea's youth clash against Brighton.
The talented prospect was the subject of three transfer bids from German giants Bayern Munich during the summer, but now appears set to sign new terms to remain at Stamford Bridge.
And the London side could receive a further boost from the starlet as early as Friday, with Hudson-Odoi believed to now be on the verge of match action.