Chelsea have enjoyed a good few days.
After sealing their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a win over Liverpool last midweek, the Blues followed it up with a fine 4-0 win over Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.
It means the gap to Manchester United in the race for that fourth Champions League spot remains at three points, with the likes of Wolves, Sheffield United, Tottenham and Arsenal further back.
Frank Lampard will have been concerned by a potential injury to midfielder Mason Mount during that demolition of Everton, however.
Next up, the Blues travel to Aston Villa at the weekend, but could be without a number of players.
Here’s the latest Chelsea injury news and expected return dates ahead of the trip to Birmingham.
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The midfielder went off just after the hour mark, having given Chelsea the lead in the 14th minute at Stamford Bridge.
Mount’s removal was because the midfielder took a knock to the back of his knee but the initial diagnosis was that he should recover within a couple of days.
The 21-year-old was replaced by Reece James and played down the seriousness of the injury in what he described as a day when it “all came together” for Frank Lampard’s side.
“I took a little knock, a knee in the back of my knee,” he said. “It was precautionary to see how it was. But now, I feel fine and hopefully in the next couple of days I will get treatment in and it will be fine.”
The Blues lost the central midfielder early on against Man United several weeks ago and Lampard confirmed the extent of the injury afterwards.
“It’s an adductor injury. We will have to assess it, scan it,” he said.
“But it doesn’t look great.”
Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante leaves the game early because of a leg injury.
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Lampard stated at the time that he hoped to have Kante back in…