Cucho Hernandez has returned to training for Watford and could be available to play against Chelsea on Sunday.

The Colombian has been missing since April with a hamstring injury, but could be one of several players in line for one last appearance this season in the finale at Stamford Bridge.

If Hernandez does make an appearance, it will likely be from the bench, with manager Roy Hodgson explaining that he and the player have had to convince the club medical staff that he is ready to play once more this campaign.

"He and I think he probably is ready to play," said Hodgson. "But the doctors who have obviously been very concerned about him, because it was a serious injury, they are a little bit more cautious.

"I've persuaded them at least to allow him and I to have the luxury of being together on the bench. And I'm pretty certain if things are going a certain way, I'm going to be looking at his direction and if he looks back and gives me the nod, it's going to be hard not to put him on because he was doing so well before he got injured.

"The good thing is that hopefully he'll get through whatever period of time he plays. He's fit now. He'll have a break and it means right from the start next season, you've got one guy who's good, who's fit. And he's really, really up for playing.

"I'm just glad to see him back before the end of the season."

Samir has also returned to training after he was withdrawn prior to last weekend's heavy defeat to Leicester City, while Kiko Femenia and Joshua King have both recovered from their illnesses.

Elsewhere, Tom Cleverley could play a part as well after his rib injury.

Peter Etebo has played his final game for Watford, after picking up a new problem in midweek. The club will not be taking up their option to sign the player permanently at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Dennis, Ismaila Sarr, Shaq Forde, Juraj Kucka and Imran Louza all remain out with their respective problems.

More to follow.