James, Kovacic and Ziyech train ahead of Carabao Cup final

James has not featured for the Blues since he suffered a hamstring injury in the draw with Brighton at Stamford Bridge on 29 December and has been in individual training in recent weeks.

His return gives the whole squad a huge boost ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final at Wembley, in which Tuchel’s side will go after their fourth trophy of the German’s tenure – and his first taste of a domestic title.