Chelsea handed injury boost ahead of Fulham game as 2 players return to training

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Chelsea have been handed an injury boost ahead of this weekend’s game against Fulham, with Reece James and Andreas Christensen both involved in Tuesday’s training session.

James missed Chelsea’s recent clashes with Aston Villa, Manchester City and Morecambe due to a thigh injury while Christensen hasn’t been involved since the game against Aston Villa.

It remains to be seen whether N’Golo Kante will be available for this weekend’s London derby after he came off in the second half of Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester City complaining of a tight hamstring.

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will hope Callum Hudson-Odoi carries his good form into the game against Fulham after he scored and provided an assist in Chelsea’s 4-0 victory over Morecambe.

Lampard said: “Callum is playing well and improving. He has improved and there’s much more to come from him.

“But I think his application in training, his desire to look at his game, goals like today are a fantastic example.

“In terms of how long until he makes that case [for a consistent run in the team]? He’s making it now.

“When everyone is fit we have maybe three natural wingers and he’s one of them. There’s always going to be a time when I have to make selection decisions.

“The way he’s playing now means he’s assisting, he’s scoring goals, he’s a threat every time he plays, it makes me really happy because that is definitely an uplift from Callum and as I say, there’s more gears he can go through.

“Again, he’s another young player with lots to come. Don’t expect too much but it’s good to expect more from him because he’s showing a lot.”

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