Chelsea at full strength ahead of Saturday's clash against Leeds

Chelsea at full strength ahead of Saturday's clash against Leeds

Frank Lampard will have a full squad to pick from when Chelsea host Leeds United in a Premier League clash on Saturday evening.  

The Blues have been in impressive form in recent games both in the Premier League and Europe and will be hoping to continue with the same against Marcelo Bielsa's side.  

Lampard will however have a selection headache with the likes of Olivier Giroud, the returning Kai Havertz, and Christian Pulisic all staking their claim in midweek. 

"Everyone is fit," Lampard reported. "With Giroud, it’s not a case of giving any player assurances over game time because with a competitive squad like ours, that’s very difficult to do.

"All you want is for players, when they’re out of the team, to train well, get themselves in the team and perform like Oli did the other day because then that gives me nice problems. I’m happy with him - his form is good and he’s training well. 

"In that forward area, I have competition for places. Tammy Abraham has been playing very well for us this season, scoring goals and making assists. I never see anything negative from Oli and I have huge respect for him. If he plays like he did against Sevilla, clearly he will get more opportunities to play because that was just a top-class performance,"

Lampard was also asked if or not Billy Gilmour, who is returning from injury, will get minutes in the coming matches.

"We are competitive in midfield. We don’t have injuries at the moment and the numbers do mean some players will miss out on squads but the quality of Billy will hopefully mean he gets some minutes, particularly when we look at the Champions League game coming up in midweek,"

"More than that, I think Billy’s quality will shine through but obviously, there is competition in that area so we’ll have to see,"

Chelsea will be boosted by the return of fans to the stadium, 272 since they last played before supporters following the coronavirus outbreak.