Nathan Tella cleared to partake in potential Bundesliga coronation

Bayer Leverkusen have been handed an injury boost as Nathan Tella is cleared to play in Sunday's clash with Werder Bremen.

The Super Eagles midfielder picked up a muscle injury in Leverkusen's 1-0 victory at Union Berlin last weekend. He was replaced by Jeremie Frimpong just before the 80-minute mark.

On the positive side, Tella's injury isn't so serious, as he trained with the team on Tuesday. Although the 24-year-old is still questionable for Leverkusen's Europa League clash with West Ham United on Thursday, he should be available for selection on Sunday when Die Werkself host 12th-placed Werder Bremen.

How has Nathan Tella fared with Leverkusen this season?

To be fair, Nathan Tella has not particularly had as much playing time as he would like. While he appeared in 19 of Leverkusen's 28 Bundesliga games so far, the Super Eagles player started just four of those matches.

Nathan Tella cleared to play vs Werder Bremen
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In spite of his limited playing time, Tella scored five times in the German top-flight, with two assists. He also has a goal and an assist in seven Europa League appearances for the club.

Leverkusen could be crowned champions before their next Bundesliga game

Bayer Leverkusen have been perhaps the most impressive side in all of Europe's top five leagues this season. They are currently on a 45-match unbeaten run across all competitions, and are on course for a treble.

Die Werkself have made it through to the quarter-final of the Europa League. Not only are they just a win away from their first ever Bundesliga title, Xabi Alonso's troops have also booked a place in the DFB Pokal final, where they'll face 2. Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern.

Nathan Tella cleared to play vs Werder Bremen
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It's worth mentioning that Leverkusen have a 16-point lead at the Bundesliga table, with six matches left to play. They will win their first league title if they beat Bremen at home this weekend.

Interestingly though, Alonso's men could potentially win the title without playing another game. Second-placed Bayern Munich will square off against Köln on Saturday; and should they fail to win that game, Leverkusen would be champions before Sunday's encounter with Werder Bremen.

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