Paul Lambert has revealed Christian Benteke should be back against Manchester City after completing another week of training.
Benteke could be available for selection in the Aston Villa squad to face Manchester City next week Saturday as he hastens his recovery from injury.
The Belgium international has finished two weeks of training with the first team and is set to make his return against City.
The Villa manager said: "Christian is doing really well and we're hopeful of him playing some part against Manchester City.
"We won't be risking him against Chelsea on Saturday but another week of training should be enough to get him fully ready. Its been five months since he last played so we want to make sure he's totally right when he comes back."