Frank Lampard with the latest on Pulisic’s fitness & Thiago Silva’s contract ahead of Chelsea vs Spurs

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard this afternoon provided updates on a number of his side’s stars, ahead of their fast-approaching showdown with Tottenham.

Blues host Lilywhites

This weekend’s marquee Premier League fixture will of course see the Blues welcome Spurs to Stamford Bridge.

The matchup will come as much more than just the latest London derby between the sides, with both currently battling it out in the upper echelons of the English top-flight table.

As things stand, it is Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham who occupy top spot, leading champions Liverpool on goal difference.

Chelsea, meanwhile, sit in 3rd, two points adrift of their upcoming opponents.

Lampard’s outfit, though, will no doubt head into proceedings on Sunday confident in their chances of leapfrogging their capital rivals.

The Pensioners are currently in the midst of a 10-game unbeaten streak across all competitions, a stretch which includes wins in all of the club’s last 6.

Frank Lampard with the latest on Pulisic’s fitness & Thiago Silva’s contract ahead of Chelsea vs Spurs

Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring his side’s second goal of the game during the Premier League match at St James’ Park, Newcastle. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby/PA Images via Getty Images)

Pulisic boost

As outlined above, meanwhile, ahead of his side’s latest crunch outing, which will also see the Chelsea boss go head to head with his former manager at Stamford Bridge, Frank Lampard this afternoon provided a fitness update on his squad.

And the news, for the most part, proved altogether positive from a Blues perspective.

Amid what appears to be a clean bill of health, Lampard confirmed that Christian Pulisic is finally back in contention to feature.

The Pensioners boss, however, stopped short of revealing whether his side’s goalscoring wide-man will be utilised from the off in a little over 48 hours’ time:

‘To start is a question. Every player coming back is more difficult to start because of what is going on.’

Lampard also went on to confirm that Kai Havertz, who returned for a cameo appearance in the Champions League on Tuesday night after previously testing positive for Covid-19, is fully fit:

Last up came an update on Thiago Silva’s situation in southwest London

Brazilian international Silva of course made the move to Stamford Bridge during the summer, since having an immediate impact on Chelsea’s backline.

In turn, reports began to circulate this week that the Blues had already come to the decision to activate the option to extend the veteran’s deal for a 2nd year.

Lampard, though, knocked back such claims, simply reiterating the fact that such an option does indeed exist:

‘There’s an option in Thiago’s contract that we can look at as the season went on. We are happy with it and we can look at it. I am surprised with how it has been reported.’

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