Chelsea news: Pulisic boost, Lamptey’s celebration, Jorginho warning and Werner release clause

Chelsea are London’s top team in the Premier League heading into the new decade.

This was confirmed following Tottenham Hotspur’s failure to beat Norwich City on Saturday evening and then rubber-stamped with a 2-1 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium less than 24 hours later.

It also means that Frank Lampard’s side have a four-point lead over fifth-placed Manchester United and can possibly begin to look at trying to catch Manchester City who are only three points clear in third.

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The Blues don’t have long to wait for the next game as they’re back in Premier League action on Wednesday afternoon against a Brighton and Hove Albon side that has also beaten Spurs and Arsenal this season.

Having lost against the likes of Everton, West Ham United, Bournemouth and Southampton this month, it’s key that Lampard’s side avoid dropping more points against teams below them in the table.

There will be plenty of build up to the clash and with that said, here’s all the news from around Stamford Bridge over the past 24 hours.

Injury boost

Chelsea and Frank Lampard have received a massive injury boost ahead of the New Year’s Day Premier League clash against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Christian Pulisic looks set to be available for the trip to the Amex Stadium.

The winger was a surprise absentee from the Blues squad against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon – a decision which did not go down too well amongst many supporters when the team news was revealed.

Christian Pulisic celebrates with Emerson after scoring the second Chelsea goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge
(Image: Visionhaus)

However, the good news for Lampard is that the injury doesn’t appear to be too serious as Pulisic provided an update on social media.

“100% healthy but thank you guys for the concern,” he tweeted in response to…