Chelsea vs Tottenham: Frank Lampard gives injury updates ahead his clash with his former boss

After qualifying for the round of 16 in the UEFA champions League, Frank Lampard has shifted his attention to the next game in the English Premier League.

Lampard will clash with his former boss, Jose Mourinho as Chelsea face Tottenham Hotspur.

The game will be played at Stamford Bridge on Sunday by 5:30pm.

Spurs will make the trip across the capital two places and two points above them in the table, meaning there is a great deal riding on the meeting.

And, certainly for Lampard, the clash with Jose Mourinho’s side could not have come at a better time, with his side currently unbeaten in their last 10 matches and their injury list gradually getting smaller and smaller.

With that in mind, here is a round-up of all the very latest Chelsea injury news and return dates ahead of Sunday’s clash with Tottenham.

Christian Pulisic
USA international Pulisic missed Chelsea’s trip to Rennes on Tuesday evening as he continues to recover from a hamstring problem.

The winger, who has endured a stop-start period of late, has now missed the last five matches, meaning his frustrations are no doubt growing.

But Chelsea could welcome him back into the fold ahead of Sunday’s clash with Spurs, with Lampard confirming prior to the Rennes game that he could be ready for selection come the weekend.

Lampard said: “Christian (Pulisic) stays back and doesn’t travel but the good news is that he has had aggression in the last week.

“The reason he has stayed back is to get some physical work in so hopefully that will have him ready for selection come the weekend and onwards.”

Billy Gilmour
Gilmour is edging closer and closer towards a return to the first-team fold after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury.

Since suffering the problem in Chelsea’s win over Crystal Palace in July, the Scotland youngster has not seen any first-team action, though he has played for both Chelsea and Scotland’s Under-21s.

He got some much-needed minutes in his legs over the international break, featuring for Scotland’s Under-21s, although he was sent off against Croatia after coming on at half time.

He missed the game with Greece U21s last Wednesday, but instead played for an hour for the Chelsea U21s in their EFL Trophy loss against Bristol Rovers.

On Sunday, Gilmour bolstered his claim for a return to first-team action with a goal for the U23’s against Manchester City.

Whether Lampard will take a gamble and opt to include him in the match-day squad against Spurs on Sunday remains to be seen.

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