Eden Hazard will return to the Chelsea squad for Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth.
The Belgian has not featured since limping out of the Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain last month with a hip injury.
He has impressed in training this week and is now in contention to play some part against Eddie Howe’s Cherries.
John Terry remains sidelined for the match and Guus Hiddink says the skipper must be training with the group by Thursday in order to be considered for the Tottenham game.
However, Hiddink did confirm that Terry is desperate to be a part of everything at the club and will be travelling down to the south coast.
Loic Remy and Kurt Zouma are still absent, with the Frenchman working his way back to fitness after suffering a serious knee injury.
Howe’s Bournemouth took the Championship by storm last season to win promotion and the highly-rated young English manager is proving he can make his mark in the top flight.
His low budget side have barely flirted with relegation this season, and the Cherries are high-flying in 13th when many tipped them to immediately return to the second tier.
And the Chelsea boss insists his counterpart has been a great advert for young English managers.
Hiddink said: “To keep them in the Championship is very difficult. There is not much to say about them, which is a very good sign, they were mostly out of the danger zone. He is an example of English manager as to how well they can do.
“Giving chances to English managers - this is a beautiful example as to how you manage it.
“It’s a fairytale story for them, when I said before they were strong, it shows good management, good transfer policy and hopefully the second year, though more difficult, how they manage that.
“But so far, when you are coming up from bottom to the Premier League - very respectful.
“I remember the last game, it was an offside goal now you mention it. I didn’t want to bring it up. It balances out - Terry’s equaliser against Everton levelled it.”
Chelsea were unbeaten from when Hiddink took over in December until they lost at Swansea in April.
The Blues followed up defeat with a 3-0 crushing at Stamford Bridge to Manchester City last weekend.
But the Chelsea interim boss insists the Blues will fight for pride until season’s end.
He added: “The emptiness was two days after defeat. I regained the energy to go on of course, but losses when we hoped to be on top.
“Then of course we are not in the middle of focus. I try to face facts, usually a press conference would be more filled because there is something at stake - but there is nothing at stake for Chelsea. Chelsea will remain strong and play to win.”