Captain John Terry is in Chelsea's squad for Saturday's Barclays Premier League game against Stoke but will not start.
Terry came through 45 minutes of the Blues' Under-21 game against Fulham on Thursday, his first appearance since suffering knee ligament damage against Liverpool in November.
Interim manager Rafael Benitez confirmed that the 32-year-old defender has returned to training and will be in the squad for the clash at the Britannia Stadium, but will start on the bench
"He played yesterday. He was okay," Benitez said. "He has been training today. He is in the squad."
Asked whether Terry will start, the Spaniard added: "No, but he is available. It's good news for us. He has been out for 16 weeks."