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Chelsea will resume Premier League proceedings with an away trip to the Villa Park, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has given his injury update ahead of the game.
Lampard has revealed that the team will be without Fikayo Tomori and Callum Hudson-Odoi for the game against Villa.
Lampard told the media: “Fikayo Tomori has a muscle injury, probably from the stresses of trying to get fit quickly. He has an injury that will probably keep him out for 10 days or so.
“Callum Hudson-Odoi had a small injury earlier in the training process, and he’s not match fit, albeit he’s physically fit now.”
Meanwhile, Lampard will the opportunity to call on Ruben Loftus-Cheek for the first time this season after a long injury layoff. However, Lampard revealed that he won’t try to rush the 24-year-old back into regular action.
The Chelsea manager said: “He is looking fit. He’s taken part in our training games. He’s worked really hard, Ruben, to get back. It was a very difficult injury he had and we’ve really missed him this season.
“He has got himself into a position where he’s fit, but we obviously haven’t had enough matches really for him, so he will have to be managed definitely in terms of the minutes he plays to not overstrain, but he’s looking good for this game.”