According to Chelsea manager the player who was out for Coronavirus could possibly return for their match against Rennes.
manager, Frank Lampard revealed that there is high possibility ofKai Havertz
's presence on the field when they faceRennes
on Tuesday. The 21-year old who tested positive for Coronavirus before their last UCL match hopes to join the team now that he has recovered from the disease.
"I hope he is available. He’s been in for two, three days training doing some individual work and he looks pretty good," Lampard said about the player after their win atNewcastle
"Kai is a naturally fit boy. I hope to have him travelling with us to Rennes on Tuesday. Maybe get some minutes. I’m not sure how many because it was two-week isolation but he looks in good shape."
Lampard who has been among those managers to deal with a long list of injuries is content with the five-substitution option in UCL which will help him prevent the over-exhaustion of the players. Furthermore he talked about the possibility of making changes to the team for their Tuesday match.
“It will be a big test and I will make the decision on making changes depending on how the recovery looks," he added. "People likeBen Chilwell
have had a back problem. Let’s see how he wakes up tomorrow.”
"People who have played international minutes,Mason
played a lot, let’s see how they are tomorrow over the next 48 hours. I certainly don’t underestimate Rennes. I understand the group is still in a position where we need to try to get results.”
"I have faith in the squad but when I pick the team, I will try to pick the strongest team possible with a view of where the freshness and legs are in the team.”
"We have five subs in the Champions League which is a big plus for us where I can make decisions in games as well so I will see. It is going to be a really tough game out there."
The Blues coach also talked about their position on the Premier League table saying he wants to focus more on the team’s consistency since table positions are open to change.
"I’m not going to smile too much at the league table," he added. "It’s nice to have three points when you are the first game of the weekend. But I know the league table will change. We can only worry about ourselves and our form has meant we are in a decent position.
"But consistency and doing it over a big period is the next test for us."