The Stamford Bridge stalwart has not played since Chelsea‘s thrashing of Everton in November.
And during that injury-enforced lay-off he’s seen his side win seven games on the bounce.
“John has trained this week with us and now he is in a good shape.”
Chelsea gaffer Antonio Conte offers a fitness update on Blues captain John Terry
David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill have since established themselves as Conte’s first-choice back three.
And Terry has been linked with a shock switch to relegation-threatened Swansea along with Blues legend Frank Lampard.
However, Conte has hinted the Chelsea captain still has a place in his plans.
He said: “John has trained this week with us and now he is in a good shape and it is important for us to bring him in the right shape to help us.”
Premier League leaders Chelsea return to action against Stoke tomorrow.
Conte’s men sit six points clear of second-place Liverpool ahead of the Potters’ visit to west London.