Ziyech, Pulisic, Werner - Latest Chelsea injury updates and team news ahead of Southampton

All the latest Chelsea injury updates ahead of Southampton's visit to Stamford Bridge after the international break.

Ziyech, Pulisic, Werner - Latest Chelsea injury updates and team news ahead of Southampton
Christian Pulisic has been backed to star this season. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

The October international break has arrived, with Chelsea players jetting off to meet up with their international sides.

The Blues finally got back to winning ways before the break, with a comfortable 4-0 win over Crystal Palace and Frank Lampard was boosted by the return of Christian Pulisic.

With that said, there were still two notable first-team absentees from the matchday squad against Palace.

With that said, here's the latest Chelsea injury news.

Christian Pulisic

The USA international had been missing from Chelsea's squad after recovering from a hamstring injury, but made his first appearance of the season in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace last weekend.

Pulisic should be ready to push for a start when Chelsea host Southampton after the international break.

Timo Werner

Timo Werner is suffering from illness and missed Germany's 3-3 draw with Turkey on Wednesday night.

His health will be assessed going into the Saints game.

Germany assistant manager Marcus Sorg delivered an update on Tuesday.

"Timo Werner has a slight cold and won’t join up with the team today.

"Several [coronavirus] tests have been done, but the results are not in yet," he added.

However, according to Goal, Werner has since tested negative and is free to continue with the Germany set-up.

Hakim Ziyech

Chelsea's £33.4m summer signing is back in full training following a knee injury and just missed out on joining Pulisic as a substitute against Crystal Palace.

The good news is that the Morocco international could be in contention to make his debut when the Premier League resumes in just over a week.

"Ziyech is getting closer but not close enough to be on the bench," Lampard said before the break. "I think they will all bring the best out of each other.

"It's a shame we haven't had them. Hakim will bring something completely different for us.

"I am very excited to have them fit.

"I have a clear idea of where I want them to play."

Billy Gilmour

Meanwhile, wonderkid Billy Gilmour is making good progress following knee surgery.

"He is progressing well," Lampard confirmed. "It was forecast as a four-month injury when he went into surgery, so we are looking at about four weeks from now that he will hopefully be fit, barring any hiccups.

"It has been a difficult injury. His attitude and everything he approaches in his professional life is spot on so he hopefully should be four weeks.

"He will be an important member of the squad at that point.

"We all know his breakthrough last year and what he gave to the group and we hope to see much more of that."

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