N’Golo Kante will miss Chelsea’s trip to Wolves on Saturday and remains a doubt for Games from Liverpool and Valencia Weekly.
Kante missed of France’s fixtures during the international break with a foot injury and a return against Wolves is”too soon”, manager Frank Lampard verified on Friday.
Following Sunday chelsea play Valencia in their opening Champions League match on Wednesday.
”I don’t want to jump the gun because we are awaiting advancement to fulfill that final step to get him to where we need him to be on the pitch ,” Lampard said. ”But hopefully that is going to be in a week or so.”
Mateo Kovacic (Achilles) and Pedro (hamstring) are all fit to play against pilots, while Antonio Rudiger is going to soon be available after recovering from a knee injury which finished last season for the defender.
Chelsea have conceded nine goals in their four Premier League matches this season, with only Norwich with a worse record.
”it is a choice for myself, but he’ll have an important responsibility,” said Lampard, when requested if Rudiger goes directly into Chelsea’s defence. ”We have missed him we have a few more front-line players.
”I really don’t want a young team for the interest of it. He can be influential. He’s ready to undertake those roles.”
Lampard said that he was”proud” to watch Mason Mount create his England debut during the worldwide break, but put strain on the 20-year-old to keep performances.
”This is the place where the scrutiny ramps upward,” said former England and Chelsea midfielder Lampard.
21, tammy Abraham obtained a warning never to allow competitions catch his spot at Chelsea’s beginning line-up – after four goals in his last two matches.
”I want more, he wants more, they need more – and they will need to,” said Lampard.” [Olivier] Giroud, [Michy] Batshuayi – they all want that position so all of them need to be on their feet.”