Chelsea Injury updates and possible line-up ahead of Saturday Game
West London side Chelsea are sweating over the fitness of two of their summer signings ahead of weekend Game. See latest Chelsea injury updates and possible line-up as they will be hosting Southampton tomorrow.
with Mendy picking up a thigh injury during his time away with Senegal and Chilwell not featuring at all for England in the end due to a foot problem.
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While Mendy looks likely to miss out, Lampard is hopeful that Chilwell will recover in time as an added boost to his squad with a number of other players also returning.
Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech are both now available after missing the opening weeks of the season through injury, with the latter set to make his debut for the club.
The duo’s return leaves Lampard with a selection dilemma up front as Timo Werner, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Callum Hudson-Odoi also push for the forward places.
Tammy Abraham will hope to lead the line from the start again, but Olivier Giroud could be an option off the bench having netted seven times against Southampton before, the last four of which have all come as a sub.
There are also decisions to be made elsewhere with Mateo Kovacic pushing for a return but Jorginho having scored three times already this season – just one short of his final tally for the whole of 2019-20.
France international N’Golo Kante picked up an injury on international duty which saw him miss France’s win over Kovacic’s Croatia on Wednesday, though, which could lend itself to a straight swap between the pair.
If possible, Lampard may choose to stick with the same back four that kept a clean sheet against Crystal Palace, which would mean no start for England’s newest debutant Reece James or Antonio Rudiger, who ultimately stayed at the club on deadline day.
Chelsea possible starting lineup against Southampton
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kovacic; Mount, Havertz, Pulisic; Werner
The above are latest Chelsea injury updates and team news ahead tomorrow Southampton clash at Stamford Bridge.