Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard gave updates on his players’ health status. The Blues manager said that certain players will remain out until they are deemed fit to play.
First on his list was Antonio Rudiger; who will remain out due to a recurring injury in his groin area. Lampard said that Rudiger suffers from a recurring injury and not from the original knee injury he sustained. In a report, Lampard said, “Toni has got a recurring injury in his groin area, not the original knee injury. We are trying to find a solution because he has still got some pain. We’re hopeful it won’t be long but I haven’t got an end date for you. It is an injury that is ongoing.”
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is slowly recuperating and as reported by Lampard, the longer-term absentee was making progress and was even jogging at Stamford Bridge. The boss said that Loftus-Cheek’s progress may have taken some time but he is optimistic about the recent development over Ruben’s situation.
Emerson Palmieri, another longer-term absentee will be going to the other side of the international break with an injury on his hamstring.
Lampard however said that other players who previously were out or sidelined due to injuries are going to be back.
Olivier Giroud previously missed the last two games due to an illness. Lampard said that the Frenchman has surpassed that and is ready to play. ‘It’s been a difficult week for him because it was a strong illness that left him pretty weak. He’s been getting a bit of strength back this week and it’ll be touch and go to see if he is involved tomorrow.’
Andreas Christensen who limped off the field when the Blues played against Liverpool is feeling better. Christensen was seen limping in the first half of the game started training and will be in the squad.
“He still has a tiny bit of pain but it’s hopefully not a risk. He will be in the squad.”