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Frank Lampard confirms double injury boost for Bayern Munich clash


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Chelsea receive double injury boost for Bayern clash

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that both N'Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are fit for the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie at Bayern Munich.

The Blues are trailing 3-0 after the first leg at Stamford Bridge and they need an extraordinary performance to reach the quarter-final stage of the elite competition.

Christian Pulisic, Cesar Azpilicueta, Pedro, Willian and Billy Gilmour are out injured for the encounter while Jorginho and Marcos Alonso will serve one game suspensions.

However, the Blues have received an injury boost with Kante and Loftus-Cheek in contention to face the German champions, Lampard said: "Ruben Loftus-Cheek is back in the squad, and Kante is in the squad. They are both fit to start."

Kante returned to the squad for the FA Cup final after missing a month because of a hamstring injury, but he was not fit enough to make an appearance.

Loftus-Cheek, meanwhile, was ruled out for the Cup defeat to Arsenal because of a minor setback in training. Both players could make the starting lineup at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.