Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi have prevented critical accidents and will return in a fortnight.
Ziyech, a £33million summer season arrival from Ajax, and starlet Hudson-Odoi had each suffered hamstring points, depleting the Blues’ choices out huge amid the busiest interval of the season.
The pair had scans on their accidents on Monday and Chelsea are hoping to see the duo again slot in a fortnight.
“We expect each are going to be about two weeks, they each had scans yesterday,” mentioned Lampard.
“So it needs to be about two weeks.
“With Hakim that’s constructive, whereas with Callum we didn’t know what to anticipate.
“However it’s excellent news general on each.”
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Jorginho’s penalty salvaged Chelsea’s second string a 1-1 draw with Krasnodar at Stamford Bridge in Tuesday’s dead-rubber Champions League Group E tie.
Chelsea had already topped the group and secured their place within the round-of-16, so boss Lampard made ten adjustments to tackle the Russians.
Billy Gilmour impressed on his first begin since knee surgical procedure, with academy graduate Tino Anjorin additionally handing over a promising full debut.
Lampard confirmed Anjorin will proceed to coach with the first-team squad whereas Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi endure rehabilitation from damage.
Chelsea should now sort out testing Premier League journeys to Everton and Wolves, earlier than internet hosting West Ham and taking up Arsenal on the Emirates over Christmas.
Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi might maybe be slot in time for the West Ham conflict on December 21, however within the meantime Lampard stays happy with the younger expertise at his disposal.
“Tino confirmed an actual capability to step straight into the extent, when it comes to his skills on the ball, which I feel he confirmed right this moment,” mentioned Lampard.
“His bodily attributes to guard the ball and run shone via nicely.
“He’s a piece in progress, particularly after current damage issues, however he’s a participant that the extra he trains with us the higher he will get.
“With the accidents we’ve within the short-term he’ll be spending extra time with us.
“It was debut and he grew into the sport because it went alongside.
“I assumed Billy was excellent on his return, I felt very comfy with him coming again in, he’s educated so nicely, finished his rehab and he deserved his likelihood tonight.
“So I count on to see extra of the identical from Billy as he will get stronger now he’s previous his damage.”