Silva, Mendy, Pulisic & more – Lampard provides Chelsea squad update ahead of Southampton


Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has this afternoon provided updates on the fitness of a host of his side’s stars, ahead of their upcoming meeting with Southampton.

Blues vs Saints

The Pensioners are set to get their Premier League campaign back underway tomorrow afternoon, following the international break.

Lampard’s men will welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge, hoping to build on their brief upturn in form.

Chelsea’s last outing, two weeks ago, saw the Londoners finally click into gear, en route to a 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Ben Chilwell of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on October 3, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

This, though, marked just the club’s 2nd win in their last five across all competitions, a run which included a League Cup exit at the hands of Tottenham, and a concerning 3-3 draw with West Brom.

Their opponents this weekend, meanwhile, also headed into the international break with their tails up.

Following a dismal opening to the campaign which saw them fall to defeat in three straight fixtures, Southampton have since bounced back, with consecutive victories over Burnley and West Brom.

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As such, Frank Lampard will no doubt be fully aware of the potential threat possessed by the underdog Saints on Saturday afternoon.

And, as outlined above, ahead of the clash, the Chelsea boss this afternoon provided a fitness update on his squad.

The news proved altogether mixed from a Blues perspective, with Lampard having confirmed that summer signings Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva are both set to miss out.

On a more positive note, however, all of Ben Chilwell (who was forced to withdraw from international duty earlier this week), Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic will be available for selection:

Whilst wide-man Ziyech is in contention to make his debut, though, he is not ready to feature from the off:

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