Ziyech In, Silva & Mendy Out As Chelsea Plays Southampton

Ziyech In, Silva & Mendy Out As Chelsea Plays Southampton

Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard has confirmed that Hakim Ziyech will make his debut for the club tomorrow in the Premier League against Southampton.

In a Pre-Southampton press conference, Lampard confirmed that the Ziyech has recovered from a knee injury.

Also, in the matchday squad is Ben Chilwell and Christian Pulisic.

Edouard Mendy will miss out due to injure. Thiago Silva not involved following a long-haul trip for his national side this week.


‘Mendy won’t be fit for this game but we hope he won’t be out for too long,’ said Lampard at his pre-match press conference.

‘Thiago Silva after his trip [with the Brazil national team], is not in the squad. He’s not unfit but he’s not ready to play in the weekend’s game due to the travelling he’s done.

‘Ben Chilwell is in the squad. He’s got over some of the feelings with the injury he has had for a while that took him out of England squad, so he’s available for tomorrow.

‘Christian Pulisic is in the squad, he’s fit and ready, and Hakim Ziyech is also in the squad. He’s not fit to start but is fit enough to participate in some way, we hope.’

On the keeper for tomorrow’s squad, Lampard insists that is a decision he still has to make.

‘I’ll make that decision out of the goalkeepers tomorrow, so we will see with that one,’ Frank added.

Further speaking on Ziyech debut, he said

‘I’m excited to see Hakim play,’

‘It feels like a long time since we brought him here, and he hasn’t played since the Dutch league finished before lockdown.

‘He’s worked hard to get fit, he looks really good in training and he’s been fantastic with his professionalism in working hard to get back fit. It’s just game minutes that we need for him now.

‘I have a good relationship with Hakim, we’ve had plenty of honest conversations and yes, I’m very excited to see him play and hopefully we can see him at his best, like he was for Ajax.’

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