Lampard confirms he has fully-fit squad ahead of Fulham clash

Lampard confirms he has fully-fit squad ahead of Fulham clash

Frank Lampard will have a full-fit squad to choose from when his Chelsea side travels across town to take on Fulham in an English Premier League match on Saturday.

The Englishman will only miss the services of N'Golo Kante, who is suspended for the match, and it gives him more time to recover from a minor knock from last week. 

The Blues are winless in their last three matches, drawing one and losing two, and will be keen to bounce back to winning ways, something Lampard stressed. 

"My concern has been training and the atmosphere around that because when you haven’t won for a few games it’s clear the players need to stay positive," Lampard noted during his pre-match conference. 

"That starts from the staff. I have seen good reactions from the players. They have worked hard. We have had two pretty long weeks of training for pretty much the first time this season. We have had a chance to work in training on bigger elements of our game. We have worked at a really physical level which is important if you want to improve as a team.

"No matter what squad you have, and particularly if you have young or new players, you need time to work," added Lampard. 

"Last season we had that, and even with a young and imbalanced squad, we had a long pre-season and moments in the season where we could work,"

"Those two weeks have given us a chance to refocus on the basics of our game, what we are, and how we want to play. I just want to see those things come through,"

Lampard expects a tough match against their fellow London side, with their recent form, which has seen them hold Liverpool and most recently, Tottenham. 

"It’s an exciting fixture. I always felt it had an extra edge to it. It has a different relationship to other derbies, Fulham were sometimes in the Premier League, sometimes not, but when they came they had a feeling of wanting to beat us,"

"Fulham are playing well, they played very well last night against Tottenham, they could have won. That’s been their recent form,"