Chelsea injury updates and team news ahead of the London derby with West Ham on Monday evening at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea are busy preparing for the visit of West Ham United in the Premier League on Monday evening.
Frank Lampard’s side will be desperate to bounce back from the 2-1 defeat to Wolves in midweek.
The Blues currently sit in seventh place in the league standings, with six wins, four draws and three defeats from their 13 games so far.
The Hammers, meanwhile, sit directly below them in the table and are only one point worse off after an impressive start to the campaign under David Moyes.
To be better going forward, Chelsea will hope to call upon the likes of Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi, although both are out injured as things stand.
Moroccan international Ziyech was forced off during the 3-1 win over Leeds United almost a fortnight ago with a hamstring problem.
The midfield architect, who has made an encouraging start to life in the Premier League following his move from Dutch giants Ajax, is now expected to be out action until Boxing Day.
However, Lampard has said there is an outside chance the summer signing could be involved in some capacity against Moyes’ side.
Like Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi is on the sidelines with a hamstring complaint, leaving Lampard short on options in the wide areas ahead of the busy Christmas period.
Speaking recently, the manager said: Hakim and Callum will hopefully be training by the end of the [this] week. Whether they are fit or not for West Ham, I’m not sure.”
It means both will be targeting a Boxing Day return against the Gunners, if not before.
Kai Havertz and Olivier Giroud were both taken off during the defeat to Wolves in midweek but neither are thought to have been carrying injuries.