Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that playmaker Christian Pulisic may finally be available for selection again when they take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this weekend.
The American international has been out of action since having suffered a hamstring strain in the warn-up before Chelsea’s win over Burnley back at the end of October.
Pulisic was left out Chelsea Tuesday’s Uefa Champions League win over Rennes, but the playmaker has been making some encouraging progress on his fitness levels behind the scenes at Cobham.
Now, Blues boss Lampard has suggested that Pulisic could be ready to make a return to action for Chelsea when they host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, almost a month after the playmaker suffered his injury setback.
Lampard said: ‘Christian stays back and doesn’t travel but the good news is that he has had good aggression in the last few days or week and the reason he stays back is to get some physical work in.
‘Hopefully he will be in contention at the weekend.’
So far this season, the 22-year-old made three Premier League appearances, having scored one goal for Chelsea in all competitions.
Chelsea head into their clash with table-toppers Spurs knowing that a win would move them a point above Jose Mourinho’s men in the Premier League table.