Chelsea Morning News: Lampard Hands Double Injury Boost, Mourinho Makes ‘Ridiculous’ Chelsea Claim, Blues Chief Finally Reveal First Blues Transfer Deal, And More

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Chelsea will battle West Ham on Monday night at Stamford Bridge after failing to point the least point from their last two games in the premier league.

The Blues were on a roller-coaster ride of 17 unbeaten games in all competition before two consecutive losses in a matter of days against Everton and Wolves respectively.

The Blues now sit 7th on the premier league log with the hectic yuletide fixture schedule fast approaching, and in great need of injured personnel.

We bring you the latest this morning on happenings concerning the Blues as they get set for Monday night football against West Ham.

Lampard hands Hakim Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi injury boosts

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed that Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech are nearing returns from their hamstring injuries.

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The Blues were without the pair for Tuesday night’s 2-1 defeat to Wolves and that showed, with the side lacking some creativity that has been shown in recent weeks – particularly by Ziyech.

However, the Chelsea manager has now revealed that the pair are closing in on returning to full training, but isn’t sure whether they will be fit for the West Ham United clash on Monday evening.

Lampard said: “Hakim and Callum will hopefully be training by the end of the week. Whether they are fit or not for West Ham, I’m not sure.”

Mourinho makes shocking Chelsea claim

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has made a claim that will certainly divide his old club’s supporters.

The Portuguese insists he still maintains a good relationship with his former employers, despite reports of bad blood.

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The Tottenham manager said: “We did it at Porto, Inter, Real (Madrid), Chelsea, both times, we did it without that need of that longevity and also my desire to try different things and my crazy desire to go to many countries, and to try to win it, and try to get different experiences in many different countries, was perfect because was about winning, and goodbye, and let’s try another thing.

“The first club where I felt I need time and time was not given was at Manchester United, because I felt that I left at the middle of the process, but I learn very early to respect decisions, which I did at United.” he added.

Granovskaia has decided on Chelsea’s first dealing

Marina Granovskaia has already decided on Chelsea’s first transfer dealing ahead of the upcoming January window, according to talkSPORT.

The Blues are planning on offloading Fikayo Tomori on a loan deal when 2021 is upon us and there are a host of Premier League clubs interested in the English central defender.

Newcastle United, Leeds United and West Ham United have all been interested in Tomori, but his current club are keen to loan him out to French side Rennes.

Chelsea and their Champions League Group E opponents have a strong relationship after the deal for the French club to let Edouard Mendy leave to move to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

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