Chelsea star returns to training. He last played for Chelsea in January

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Christian Pulisic has returned to Chelsea training for the first time since suffering a knee injury in early January. 

On Wednesday, the winger posted an image of him and Mason Mount posing for a picture out on the Cobham training ground with the caption: “Back outside boyz.”

Pulisic has contributed to only three goals this season and has found minutes on the field difficult to come by under both Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter.

In an interview with Sporting Post, former Premier League goalkeeper Brad Friedel said of Pulisic’s future: “It goes back to having too many players at Chelsea. Look at who he is up against.

“I’m not one of those people who says someone should leave if they’re not playing because I believe you need to fight for your place and prove your worth.

“But if there aren’t going to be opportunities, Christian is one of the most important players for USA so we’re going to want him to be playing consistently.

“It’s going to be one of those summers where either he is told he is in Chelsea’s plans and they offer him a new deal, or he gets sold.

“Looking at things I’m thinking it’s probably the latter and we’ll see him somewhere else which could be good for him to play consistently.”