Frank Lampard provides Chelsea fitness boost ahead of Brighton game

New Chelsea Head Coach Frank Lampard walks pitch side after his press conference at Stamford Bridge on July 4, 2019 in London, England.

Frank Lampard's Chelsea side are set to take on Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend.

Andreas Christensen of Chelsea and Jason Cummings of Nottingham Forest battle for possession  during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest at Stamford...

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has told Football London that Andreas Christensen can play through the pain tomorrow.

Christensen picked up an injury in Chelsea’s last Premier League game against Liverpool which forced him off.

The centre-back was then out for Chelsea’s midweek game against Grimsby Town in the League Cup.

But Chelsea are set to bring Christensen back into their starting line-up at the weekend, with Lampard confirming that Danish international will be able to play through the pain.

 

“Andreas, should be okay. A bit of pain but not a risk,” Lampard said.

Lampard does have some other injury concerns, with Chelsea still without a number of players.

Antonio Rudiger, Emerson and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all remain sidelined, but Olivier Giroud should return at the weekend.

“Rudiger, out. Toni has got a recurring injury in the groin, he still has some pain,” the Blues boss said.

“Olivier, yes he is over his illness. It left him pretty weak and he has got some strength.

“Emerson, other side of international break with hamstring.

“Ruben, no date but he is jogging outside.”

Coach Frank Lampard of Chelsea FC during the UEFA Champions League  match between Chelsea v Valencia at the Stamford Bridge on September 17, 2019 in London United Kingdom

Chelsea go into their game tomorrow against Brighton & Hove Albion to pick up the three points.

Brighton have shown good ability in possession this season, but they have lacked ruthlessness in front of goal.

If Chelsea are able to win they could move up as high as third in the Premier League table, if other results go in their favour.

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