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MetiNews.Com - The latset Chelsea's injury news including updates on Edouard Mendy, Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech ahead of the Premier League clash against Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday
Breaking News ! Chelsea and Frank Lampard may not have got the result they wanted against Southampton on Saturday, as mistakes proved costly in a 3-3 draw, but there were a few encouraging signs on the injury front. Hakim Ziyech was able to make his competitive debut for The Blues, playing 17 minutes as a substitute and his return is timely ahead of a big week for Lampard's side. The Chelsea boss will also be pleased with the minutes racked up by Ben Chilwell and Christian Pulisic, who have both battled injuries in the early part of the season. The major concern for Lampard will be his goalkeeper, though, with Kepa Arrizabalaga involved in another cheap goal conceded which proved costly. Lampard gave an update on the fitness of Kepa's competitor, Edouard Mendy, after the game on Saturday, and he will desperate for his new keeper to recover as quickly as possible from a thigh injury. With the opening round of Champions League fixtures and a big Premier League clash with Manchester United awaiting in the days ahead, here is a round-up of all the very latest Chelsea injury news. Read More Related Articles Chelsea stance on Kepa Arrizabalaga as Timo Werner brilliance assessed Read More Related Articles 'He has arrived' - Chelsea fans in dreamland as Timo Werner breaks Premier League duck Hakim Ziyech Ziyech has recently returned to Chelsea after playing 31 minutes for Morocco last Friday evening. The midfielder withdrew 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 & Hove Albion at the end of August. The Moroccan was able to make his debut at Stamford Bridge, coming on for Mason Mount inside the final 20 minutes and his availability will be a big boost for Lampard with Sevilla and Manchester United awaiting his side in the next seven days. 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. Read More Related Articles Kai Havertz helps Chelsea 'gain £14m' as Man United, Tottenham and Arsenal trail Read More Related Articles Christian Pulisic starts, Hakim Ziyech out - The Chelsea team Lampard should pick vs Southampton Fortunately for Lampard, though, the £47.5m summer signing from RB Leipzig returned to action in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Switzerland on Tuesday night, scoring and playing the whole game, meaning he should be fine for the clash with the Saints this weekend. He followed that up with an excellent performance for the Blues, scoring a brace – his first Premier League goals – before being replaced by Tammy Abraham in stoppage time against Southampton. 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. Following the game on Saturday, which featured another mistake from Kepa that led to a goal, Lampard issued an update on Mendy's fitness. He said: "Mendy is at the minute injured and probably will be fit in the next week or two weeks and then that will be the decision for me to make about who plays." 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. Read More Related Articles Ralph Hasenhuttl tells Frank Lampard how to get more from Timo Werner at Chelsea Read More Related Articles Chelsea given Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell injury boost before visit of Southampton Pulisic was fit and managed 87 minutes against Southampton before being replaced by Reece James . Ben Chilwell Ben Chilwell was withdrawn from the England squad to face Denmark in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday evening through injury. After linking up with Gareth Southgate's squad, he has aggravated the foot injury that saw him miss the start of the season.
. "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 did not play for England over the break. (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, but he managed to play the full 90 minutes against Saints. Billy Gilmour Billy Gilmour is making good progress following knee surgery. "He is progressing well," Lampard confirmed before the Southampton draw. "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.
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"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." He is expected to be knocking on the door of a return by November, should he is rehabilitation programme continue to head in the right direction.
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