Lampard gives update on Ross Barkley and Mason Mount

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Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley limped off against Newcastle in the Premier League fixture against the Magpies on October 19th and hasn’t featured since that game.

Mason Mount also limped off during the midweek Champions League clash with Ajax on Tuesday and was a doubt for this weekend’s game against Crystal Palace.

Mount was withdrawn in the 60th minute against Ajax with an ankle injury as he couldn’t continue the game.

It was believed that Mount won’t be available for this weekend’s clash, but he resumed training on Thursday and will now undergo a fitness test on Friday to determine whether he will be available for the clash at home to Roy Hodgson’s side.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed that Barkley is out of contention for this weekend’s clash, but that Mount will most likely return to action.

“Ross has got an ongoing issue so he’s not in the squad tomorrow,” reported Lampard in his press conference today.

“It’s a conversation I’ll have with Gareth [Southgate], Steve [Holland], Ross and everyone to see how it pans out for him over the next 10 days. I’m not sure on that one but he won’t be in our squad.

“With Mason, he’s in the squad, we’re giving him another 24 hours and we’ll make a call on that one in the morning.”

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