The Blues player could join his teammates for their upcoming clash after he was back into the team’s training session.
received a boost afterHakim Ziyech
rejoined the team’s training session ahead of their Sunday clash withManchester City
. The Blues winger, who has missed six of their recent matches due to a hamstring injury, has been absent since December 5th.
“He’s fit to train. He’s trained for the last two or three days,”
“I will make the decision as to whether he is ready to start.”
Lampard added onReece James
’s injury, saying:
“Reece James is out. Reece has got a small hamstring problem.”
After seeing Manchester City’s recent game kept on hold due the overspread of coronavirus, the Blues boss talked about the uncertainty of their upcoming clashes, adding:
“I haven’t been given the chances of the game being postponed. I’m just aware of the situation and at the moment the game is on. We know that Manchester City had some positives within their training ground. We’ve had a couple ourselves, but not on the playing staff. That’s the current situation.”
“Generally [we are] probably as safe as the public because of the new surge in numbers that we are seeing.”
“What we are in is probably a more protected environment, certainly in the workplace. We are now being tested twice a week. I think that’s really important. I don’t understand why we went down to one so two is important.”
“The situation at the minute is we go game-by-game in terms of the game being called off it’s because of positive tests around that game itself. I understand that. Let’s see how it goes because these are uncertain times.”
’s Wednesday match cancelation also added to the
concerns, which led some to suggest a short 'circuit break'. Still Lampard believes the safety measures are in the right place, but if there was a new protocol made by the authorities he will make sure to follow it.
“I have to say the Premier League and clubs themselves have done everything to make the environment as safe as possible. As we are finding, that's not always easy to do when people are going home and leaving the building with the numbers going up. Particularly in London, where we are.”
“I think the football authorities, Premier League, government and everybody has to be clear that it would be beneficial to stop and do a 'circuit breaker' or something. That's something I don't know about. If you are told to stop, you stop.”