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Chelsea boss Lampard: Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi should be fit soon

The duo will be again from hamstring accidents in a fortnight, in accordance with their supervisor

Chelsea have been given a health enhance after affirmation hamstring accidents suffered by Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi will not be critical.

Morocco attacking midfielder Ziyech limped out of Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Leeds United within the Premier League final weekend, whereas England winger Hudson-Odoi suffered an analogous harm in coaching.

However, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard stated after his facet’s 1-1 draw with Krasnodar of their ultimate Champions League group recreation on Tuesday that the duo will be again soon.

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Chelsea face Everton within the Premier League on Saturday earlier than video games in opposition to Wolves and West Ham on December 15 and 21 respectively.

“Both players are hopefully going to be fit for a week on Wednesday,” Lampard informed a post-match media convention.

“They had scans that are exhibiting the accidents will be two weeks, in order that’s constructive, notably with Hakim.

“With Callum we didn’t know what to expect when he got injured in training a couple of days ago.”

Victory for Chelsea over Krasnodar would have given them their highest ever factors whole in a single Champions League group stage (16).

But the Blues fell in need of the milestone after a subdued recreation at Stamford Bridge, having already certified as Group E winners as Jorginho’s penalty cancelled out Remy Cabella’s opener.

Lampard acknowledged none of his gamers actually stood out in opposition to the Russian facet, however he was impressed with the efficiency of midfielder Billy Gilmour.

The 19-year-old Scot made 83 passes with an accuracy of 89.2 per cent, and had 97 touches – greater than every other participant on the pitch.

“Billy Gilmour was very good on his first start this season. I’m very pleased. We wanted to win but that wasn’t to be,” Lampard informed BT Sport.

“I liked the discipline of the team – they had some counter-attacking moments but nothing big.”

Great to get some minutes in tank this night followers again on the bridge too #UCL

— Billy Gilmour (@billygilmourrr) December 8, 2020

On whether or not he would ship Gilmour out on mortgage, Lampard added: “Not positive. The manner he trains and performs I can see him with us. I’ve to ensure the pathway is correct.

“Everyone was fairly good. There weren’t excellent performances, however I requested the lads to be skilled and they have been.

“I don’t think we can over-analyse the group stage – we’ve won the group and it’s good progression.”

Lampard additionally praised the composure of Tino Anjorin, who turned the ninth youngest participant to debut for Chelsea within the Champions League at 19 years and 15 days.

“He is a work in progress, but the more he trains with us the better he will get,” Lampard stated.

“I thought he did well tonight with a good debut. In training he has showed a real ability to step straight into the level in terms of his ability on the ball.”

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