Chelsea: Latest injury news and possible resumption date ahead of Southampton clash

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There is not long to go until the international break is over, with Chelsea set to return to Premier League action this weekend.

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The Blues host Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday where they will be hoping to build on their impressive 4-0 win over Crystal Palace under a fortnight ago.

Christian Pulisic made his return during that game, but Hakim Ziyech missed out – will the midfielder be fit enough to play against the Saints?

With that said, here’s the latest Chelsea injury news.

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Timo Werner

Timo werner

Timo Werner was suffering from illness and missed Germany’s 3-3 draw with Turkey last Wednesday. The Chelsea forward was then left out of the squad for the Ukraine game on Saturday.

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His health will be assessed going into the Saints game.

Edouard Mendy

E. Mendy

Edouard Mendy made his Premier League debut for Chelsea in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, however he might have to wait a while for his next appearance.

The 28-year-old was on international duty with Senegal when he suffered a thigh injury during training.

The new signing has returned to the Blues to undergo further tests, however Mendy is now expected to be out for the next Premier League game.

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Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech returned to Chelsea after playing 31 minutes for Morocco last Friday evening.

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The midfielder has withdrawn from the international squad after Chelsea brokered an agreement with Morocco that he would be allowed to come back to Cobham after playing one fixture.

Ziyech is still awaiting his Chelsea debut after missing the start of the season with a knee injury sustained during a pre-season friendly against Brighton at the end of August.

The former Ajax midfielder is set to be in contention for the visit of Southampton.

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic

The USA international had been missing from Chelsea’s squad after recovering from a hamstring injury, but made his first appearance of the season in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Pulisic should be ready to push for a start when Chelsea host Southampton after the international break.

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Billy Gilmour

Billy Gilmour

Billy Gilmour is making good progress following knee surgery.

“He is progressing well,” Lampard confirmed.

“It was forecast as a four-month injury when he went into surgery, so we are looking at about four weeks from now that he will hopefully be fit, barring any hiccups.

“It has been a difficult injury. His attitude and everything he approaches in his professional life is spot on so he hopefully should be four weeks.

“He will be an important member of the squad at that point.

“We all know his breakthrough last year and what he gave to the group and we hope to see much more of that.”