Frank Lampard names two Chelsea players not in the squad against Southampton

  • Frank Lampard names two Chelsea players not in the squad against Southampton

Frank Lampard names two Chelsea players not in the squad against Southampton

'And if you have the chance to get such a player who is still hungry and who wants to learn, who has quality without a doubt... it is definitely a player that makes us better'.

Lampard also confirmed Thiago Silva will not feature following his travel excursions with Brazil, though Ben Chilwell, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech will be in the squad after returning to fitness.

The Blues host the Saints this weekend as domestic action resumes and they are going to be without two senior players, as it's been confirmed that goalkeeper Mendy and defender Silva are both not in the squad.

Southampton will be looking to pick up where they left off prior to the worldwide breaks having picked up wins against West Brom and Burnley, having lost their opening two fixtures.

Chelsea have also recorded two wins from their four league matches so far this term, and the Blues' tendency for being involved in high-scoring games has continued from the previous campaign.

"Thiago Silva after his trip and back is not unfit but he's not ready to play in the game, so he won't be in the squad".

"Mendy won't be fit for the match tomorrow".

"Ben Chilwell is in the squad". "It feels like a long time since we brought him here, and he hasn't played since the Dutch league finished before lockdown". We took him out of the England squad around the injury that's had for a while now.

"He's worked hard to get fit, he looks really good in training and he's been fantastic with his professionalism in working hard to get back fit".