Chelsea boss Lampard declares Rudiger ready for Lille

Chelsea boss Lampard declares Rudiger ready for Lille

"He's a good defender, it's good to have him back and he's training really well", said Lampard, of Rudiger.

However, at the other end of the park Chelsea are well stacked with superior attacking quality and with that in mind, I'm also attracted to the 11/10 (Bet 365) on offer for both teams to score at Stamford Bridge - a bet that would have banked profit in eight of Chelsea's last 10 matches.

"He's got a lot of his fitness work done since the injury healed".

Lampard admitted it is "potentially difficult" for Rudiger to return.

Rudiger missed the start of the season after having knee surgery and the Germany worldwide suffered a further setback in September when he sustained a groin injury in his first match back against Wolves.

Lampard, who was "disappointed" how his side conceded three goals at Everton on Saturday, says the experienced 26-year-old Rudiger "looks fit and hungry".

"In terms of building him up, rightly so".

It has been a common sight this season, Chelsea getting bogged down at home after failing to build on fast starts, and Lampard needs his players to discover the clinical edge they have shown on the road when they host Lille.

"The idea that we started the season with five big players all injured for a period of time".

"I think you can be defined as an individual and as a group by success and what success looks like", he said.

Antonio Rudiger is fit for just his second appearance of the season following groin trouble, with the Germany centre-back likely to step into the Blues' defence.

Chelsea had their transfer ban lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday but Lampard insists he won't rush into making signings in the January window. It's quite easy to come to that conclusion I suppose.

"It was wonderful that we didn't have to and the best part of the game was that we didn't have to use Sadio Mane". At a club like Chelsea, it's a balance.

"We have wanted more in our home games".

"We had 14 adult players plus Curtis [Jones] and Harvey [Elliott]... the only players who are maybe back for Tuesday are Gini Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana to make it 16", the boss said after the win at Vitality Stadium.

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