Here is the Chelsea morning digest for Tuesday, October 27.
Chelsea set for huge boost as Frank Lampard provides Hakim Ziyech fitness update
Hakim Ziyech is nearing his first start for Chelsea, Frank Lampard has revealed.
The former Ajax playmaker has made three appearances for the Blues since his £36.2million move from the Dutch giants this summer, but has wrestled with injury during the early throes of his Blues career.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Lampard was aksed whether he had concerns about the team’s creativity in the wake of their 0-0 draw with Manchester United.
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“I am least worried about the front end of the pitch with the players that we have there.
“It is normal it will take some time for the relationships in the side to form, whether we want to play the ball in behind or to feet. We are in such an early part of the season and I know the qualities and the reasons we brought Timo and Kai into the club.
“I know the qualities we already have there and Hakim Ziyech is now looking like he is coming close to starting a game with his fitness. I am very happy with the players.”
Latest Chelsea injury updates and team news ahead of Krasnodar clash
Things aren’t slowing down for Chelsea anytime soon as they prepare for their next Champions League game against Krasnodar on Wednesday evening.
The Blues took a point from their game against Manchester United on Saturday evening, and Lampard will be keen to produce more in the final third next time out.
A meeting with Krasnodar represents the perfect chance to do that, and ahead of that game, and you can read a round-up of the latest Chelsea injury news here.
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