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Neither have featured for the Blues since the beginning of April but have returned to bring Rafael Benitez's defensive complement back to full strength ahead of the last-four tie

Chelsea have been handed a massive fitness boost prior to their Europa League semi-final clash with Basel after Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill returned from injury.

Cole has managed to recover from a hamstring injury suffered during the FA Cup quarter-final victory over Manchester United on April 1, while Cahill has been out of action since undergoing a minor knee operation on March 30.

Both have been passed fit by the Blues medical team to join the rest of the 19-man squad on this morning's flight to Switzerland for Thursday's first-leg at St Jakob-Park.

Oscar, who was substituted during Sunday's 2-2 draw with Liverpool with slight groin injury, was also present meaning Blues interim boss Rafael Benitez has a full squad to choose from for the last-four tie.

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