Frank Lampard gives latest Chelsea FC injury update ahead of Liverpool FC clash
Chelsea FC manager Frank Lampard provides an update on Mason Mount
Frank Lampard has confirmed that Mason Mount has a chance of featuring against Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The England Under-21 international suffered an injury on Tuesday night after Mount clashed with former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin in Chelsea FC’s 1-0 loss to Valencia in the Champions League group stage.
Mount’s injury came as a blow following his impressive start to the Premier League season under Lampard despite his lack of first-team experience following a loan stint at Derby County last term.
The Chelsea FC midfielder has netted three times in five games in the Premier League, including a late goal in the west London side’s 5-2 win at Wolves last weekend.
Speaking at his pre-match media conference on Friday ahead of Chelsea FC’s clash against Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge this weekend, Lampard gave an update on Mount: “He’s got a chance.
“We all saw the image of the tackle afterwards which made it look really bad. Hopefully it’s not so bad.
“We are trying to get him moving today. It’s one I’m going to have to call later on just before the game with another 24 hours in the bank.
“We’re trying, and the good thing with Mason is his attitude, which I keep going on about. He will give everything to get out there and play for this club, particular a game of this size. We will have every opportunity and try to get him there.
“There’s a lot of swelling and it didn’t look the best. Some injuries with the ankle, from my experience as well, if there’s proper damage there’s not much you can do, but sometimes if they’re swollen, and you strap it up old-school and get out there, it can be done.
“We won’t take any risks with him individually, obviously, because there’s a bigger picture, but we will all do our best.”
N’Golo Kante has missed Chelsea FC’s last four fixtures due to an ankle problem that he sustained in a 1-1 draw with his former club Leicester City last month.
However, Chelsea FC manager Lampard confirmed that Kante was back in training this week ahead of the visit of Premier League leaders Liverpool FC.
“It’s a boost with N’Golo,” he continued. “We all know the importance of him to the team. The question for me is how fit he is. He has had a long time out now, since the back-end of last season. I know he played a couple of games this year, but I wouldn’t count them as such because he missed pre-season,” Lampard added.
“What he did in Istanbul was miraculous, to play how he did without training. Now we just have to manage him, similar to what I said about Mason. But it’s great to have him back around us.”
Chelsea FC appointed Lampard as their manager in the summer after Maurizio Sarri left to take over at Juventus.
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