The latest on Chelsea trio Mount, Barkley & Rudiger ahead of Crystal Palace

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has this afternoon provided a fitness update on his squad, ahead of their meeting with Crystal Palace this weekend.

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

The Blues are set to welcome London rivals Palace to Stamford Bridge tomorrow afternoon, for their latest Premier League outing.

Chelsea will head into proceedings amid a fine run of league form.

Since falling to defeat at the hands of table-topping Liverpool late in September, the capital giants have since racked up 5 straight wins in the English top-flight.

The latest of these came last weekend, when Lampard’s men put Watford to the sword by 2 goals to 1.

Chelsea updates

Chelsea’s fine recent form, though, has actually come with a number of the club’s key performers sidelined with respective injury problems.

The likes of Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante, Emerson Palmieri, Andreas Christensen and Ross Barkley have all been forced to sit out matchups of late, due to fitness concerns.

The latest Blues star to have picked up an issue, meanwhile, was Mason Mount, with the English international having been forced off during Chelsea’s comeback draw with Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

As such, speaking in his pre-match press conference this evening, Frank Lampard was asked for an update on Mount, as well as some of his other sidelined stars.

And the Chelsea boss went on to reveal that while Mount is in fact still in contention to feature versus Palace, Ross Barkley has been ruled out:

It was also confirmed that Antonio Rudiger has been forced to undergo surgery, and is set for another 3 weeks out of action:

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