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Chelsea’s next game is an away clash to Wolves at the Molineux Stadium on Saturday, as Frank Lampard will be aiming for a win after the international break.
Wolves lost their last league game 3-2 to Everton and have been given a huge boost ahead of this weekend’s clash as their defensive midfielder Leander Dendoncker who has been out injured seems set to be back.
Dendoncker is likely to start against Chelsea this weekend as he’s expected to recover after suffering a knock in training while on international duty with Belgium.
The 24-year-old missed Belgium’s 4-0 win at San Marino on Friday.
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez commented on the midfielder’s absence: “Leander Dendoncker got a kick and won’t be fit for the game against San Marino. I think we can recover Leander against Scotland next Monday.”
For Chelsea, left-back Emerson Palmieri was forced off after just eight minutes of Italy’s match with Finland.
Emerson appeared to have tweaked his hamstring as he chased down Norwich defender Teemu Pukki at the start of the match and he was eventually subbed off after receiving treatment.
There were fears that Emerson could miss the Wolves game and a couple of games after the international break, but the left-back has rather revealed that the incident was a minor one.
“Very important victory today guys,” the 25-year-old tweeted. “Unfortunately I had a small injury, but it’s nothing serious. Let’s continue like this!”
Italy boss Roberto Mancini also confirmed that Emerson was only taken off as a precautionary measure, and admitted that it was a minor issue.
Mancini said after the game: “It was nothing serious, he stopped to ensure it didn’t get any worse.”