Good News to Chelsea as Frank Lampard handed massive boost ahead Southampton clash, plus team news

Chelsea fans should rejoice because some key players would return against Southampton on Saturday and the match will be played at the Stamford Bridge.

Timo Werner, who was suffering from illness and missed Germany’s 3-3 draw with Turkey last Wednesday and then left out of the squad for the Ukraine game on Saturday has made a huge recovery.

It is a massive boost to Frank Lampard, the £47.5m summer signing from RB Leipzig returned to action in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Switzerland on Tuesday night.

Furthermore, he was on the scoresheet and played the entire 90 minutes.

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The midfielder has withdrawn from the international squad after Chelsea brokered an agreement with Morocco that he would be allowed to come back to Cobham after playing one fixture.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

Hakim Ziyech could soon make his competitive Chelsea debut. (Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
The former Ajax midfielder is set to be in contention for the visit of Southampton.

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.

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

Ben Chilwell

Ben Chilwell has been withdrawn from the England squad to face Denmark in the UEFA Nations League.

After linking up with Gareth Southgate’s squad, he has aggravated the foot injury that saw him miss the start of the season.

“Ben reported to the hotel today,” Southgate said after the 2-1 win over Belgium. “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.

Ben Chilwell could miss more action through injury(Image: Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)
“So, there’s a little bit of assessment needed over the next couple of days but he is with the group now.”

Chilwell has been suffering from plantar fascia issues since early summer and, speaking to at the beginning of this month he explained why there was a need to be cautious.

Billy Gilmour

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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