Chelsea given this major boost ahead of trip to face Wolves at Molineux
Frank Lampard is preparing to head into the weekend faced with an large-scale injury dilemma as his side prepare to lock horns with Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves .
As many as nine Chelsea first team stars are a doubt as the squad returns from international duty.
Marco van Ginkel and Ruben Loftus-Cheek remain sidelined, with the later still a month away from making his return.
Left-back Emerson Palmieri was forced off representing Italy during the international break, while N’Golo Kante, Antonio Rudiger, Mateo Kovacic, Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi are all a doubt.
But now Lampard has been handed some positive news from his medical team.
The 19-year-old, who was expected to feature regularly this season under Lampard, damaged his ankle ligaments representing England at the Toulon Tournament and was resided to crutches.
However, it remains unlikely that the former Wigan loanee will play a part at Molineux, with Azpilicueta the obvious first choice.