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Chelsea will host Brighton on Saturday for our 7th league game of the season, and Blues boss Frank Lampard has confirmed that Andreas Christensen and Olivier Giroud are fit for this weekend’s clash.
Christensen has been out injured since coming off hurt in the game against Liverpool after he clashed with teammate Fikayo Tomori, while Giroud has been out due to illness.
Lampard confirmed to the media today that the duo are okay to feature against the Seagulls.
On Christensen, Lampard said: “Andreas should be okay. He trained with us today. He has missed most of the week.
“He still has a tiny bit of pain but it’s hopefully not a risk. He will be in the squad.”
On Giroud, Lampard revealed: “It’s been a difficult week for him because it was a strong illness that left him pretty weak.
“He’s been getting a bit of strength back this week and it’ll be touch and go to see if he is involved tomorrow.”
Lampard also updated that defensive duo Antonio Rudiger and Emerson Palmieri are still out but could be back soon, while long-term absentee Ruben Loftus-Cheek is jogging as he aims to get back to fitness next month.
“Toni has got a recurring injury in his groin area, not the original knee injury,” Lampard reported.
“We are trying to find a solution because he has still got some pain. We’re hopeful it won’t be long but I haven’t got an end date for you. It’s an injury that is ongoing.
“Emerson now is going to be the other side of the international break with a hamstring injury.
“Ruben we can’t give a date, but he’s outside jogging slowly. That’s a positive move for this week, it’s good to see him outside. We will see how that goes over the next weeks.”