Will Rudiger play against Lille on Tuesday? Read what Lampard said

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Antonio Rudiger has played just 45 minutes of football this season, the first half of our win against Wolves in September.

Ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League game against Lille at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed Rudiger is available for selection.

“It’s good to have him back,” Lampard told reporters on Monday.

“He’s been training really well. He’s got a lot of his fitness work done, his injury has healed.

“It will potentially be difficult for him [to return after a long time out], but our guard against that was to give him a lot of work.

“We have managed to create some things behind the scenes here in training that look like matchplay, and some pure running as well. He has come through all that.

“You can only speak as you look at him, and he looks fit and ready to go, and I know he’s hungry. In terms of building him up, rightly so, he’s a good defender.

“People maybe overlook the fact we started the season with five big players all injured for a period of time. You do miss those individuals, so let’s see what he can add to us.”

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