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Frank Lampard provides big injury boost for Chelsea ahead of Tottenham clash

Loftus-Cheek could feature against Spurs for Chelsea

Frank Lampard provides big injury boost for Chelsea ahead of Tottenham clash

21 February 2020 - 19:31

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that Ruben Loftus-Cheek will make the matchday squad against Tottenham Hotspur after successfully recovering from a long-term Achilles injury.

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  • The England international returned to full training prior to the winter break but Lampard has been reluctant to reintroduce him to first-team action in recent weeks amid concerns over his fitness.

    However, ahead of the London derby on Saturday, Lampard has confirmed that Loftus-Cheek is available for selection and may feature off the bench, he told via "Ruben is in the squad. He’s not fit to start, but great to have him in the squad."

    Aside from Loftus-Cheek, Andreas Christensen and Tammy Abraham could return to the squad for the cross-town derby. Christensen suffered a broken nose in the previous game but Lampard has stated that he could feature tomorrow with a face mask.

    Abraham, meanwhile, missed the previous clash against Manchester United with an ankle problem. Lampard has suggested that the striker may undergo a late fitness test to determine his involvement.

    Written by Sri Aswin

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