Chelsea injury updates and return dates for Chilwell, Ziyech, Mendy, Pulisic, Werner ahead Southampton game

Once the international break is over Chelsea will be looking forward to have all their stars to be fit and ready to play in the English Premier League and in Europe.

Here are some updates concerning Chelsea players that you need to know:

Ben Chilwell

The Chelsea star was absent from the 2-1 win against Belgium on Sunday with a virus unrelated to coronavirus, as Kieran Tripper was drafted in to the left wing-back role.

Chilwell created controversy earlier in the international window with the 23-year-old joining Jadon Sancho and Tammy Abraham in not being selected for the victory against Wales after the trio were photographed breaking Covid-19 restrictions at the latter’s birthday party in London.

Speaking after the victory against Belgium, Southgate explained Chilwell had been training by himself but he would need to be examined ahead of the Denmark match following his isolation from the rest of the group.

“Ben reported to the hotel today,” Southgate said. “He did a training session on his own.

“We’ve just got to assess where he’s at because he hasn’t been able to train through the week.

“So, there’s a little bit of assessment needed over the next couple of days but he is with the group now.”

Edouard Mendy

Edouard Mendy made his Premier League debut for Chelsea in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, however he might have to wait a while for his next appearance.

The 28-year-old was on international duty with Senegal when he suffered a thigh injury during training.

The new signing has returned to the Blues to undergo further tests, however Mendy is now expected to be out for the next Premier League game, with his problem to keep him out for around ten days.

Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech has returned to Chelsea after playing 31 minutes for Morocco last Friday evening.

The midfielder has withdrawn from the international squad after Chelsea brokered an agreement with Morocco that he would be allowed to come back to Cobham after playing one fixture.

Ziyech is still awaiting his Chelsea debut after missing the start of the season with a knee injury sustained during a pre-season friendly against Brighton at the end of August.

The former Ajax midfielder is set to be in contention for the visit of Southampton after the international break.

Christian Pulisic

The USA international had been missing from Chelsea’s squad after recovering from a hamstring injury, but made his first appearance of the season in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace last weekend.

Pulisic should be ready to push for a start when Chelsea host Southampton after the international break.

Timo Werner

Timo Werner was suffering from illness and missed Germany’s 3-3 draw with Turkey last Wednesday. The Chelsea forward was then left out of the squad for the Ukraine game on Saturday.

His health will be assessed going into the Saints game.

Meanwhile, wonderkid Billy Gilmour is making good progress following knee surgery.

“He is progressing well,” Lampard confirmed. “It was forecast as a four-month injury when he went into surgery, so we are looking at about four weeks from now that he will hopefully be fit, barring any hiccups.

“It has been a difficult injury. His attitude and everything he approaches in his professional life is spot on so he hopefully should be four weeks.

“He will be an important member of the squad at that point.

“We all know his breakthrough last year and what he gave to the group and we hope to see much more of that.”

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