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Frank Lampard is ready to unleash Hakim Ziyech against Southampton

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Frank Lampard will be hoping to have his creative star player available for this weekend clash.

Chelsea have brought in eight players in the just ended transfer window but they are yet to gel as a team. Timo Werner who joined from RB Leipzig seems to be the only spark in the attack at the moment despite yet to score a goal in the Premier League.

The West London side will face will face Southampton this weekend at the Stamford Bridge, the game is expected to kick off at 3pm.

Following the end of this month international break, Chelsea will be counting on Hakim Ziyech who joined from Ajax.

The Moroccan international is yet to feature for Chelsea this season after he recently recovered from a knee injury sustained in a pre season friendly against Brighton Hove Albion.

Ziyech since his £37 million (€40m/$47m) move from Ajax and Frank Lampard has hinted that he might be handed his debut today.

But Chelsea will be without Goalkeeper Mendy, the shot stopper reportedly suffered a thigh injury while away with Senegal in the match against Ziyech's Morocco.

Recall that Chelsea also, singed Mendy from Rennes due to inconsistency of their number goal keeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Frank has also stated that Thiago Silva who joined as a free agent from PSG will miss out, but Ben Chilwell is fine after withdrawing from the England squad.

"Mendy won't be fit for the match tomorrow, we hope the injury's not too long," Lampard at his pre-match press conference.

"Thiago Silva after his trip and back, he's not unfit but he's not ready to play the game because of the travelling and the game that he played. So he won't be in the squad.

"Ben Chilwell is in the squad, so he's got over some of the feeling he had that took him out of the England squad around the injury. He's had it for a while now. Christian Pulisic is in the squad and fit to play, Hakim Ziyech in the squad, he's not fit to start but fit to participate for some minutes we hope."

The Blues boss refuse to confirm who will start in goal since Mendy is out. Lampard is yet to pick his goalkeeper between Kepa Arrizabalaga or Willy Caballero.

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