Frank Lampard has announced Wesley Fofana is available ahead of Chelsea’s game against Nottingham Forest tomorrow.
Chelsea hosts Forest on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League, which is a hugely crucial encounter for a visiting side in the heart of a relegation struggle.
As for the Blues, they are set for a mid-table finish and the campaign is fading out. These high-profile athletes should be eager to show how good they can be following a terrible season, though.
Chelsea broke a six-game losing streak by winning 3-1 away at Bournemouth last week, so can they build on that tomorrow at Stamford Bridge?
Lampard, who’s got four games remaining as Chelsea’s caretaker manager, has offered a positive update in Friday’s pre-match press conference for Forest.
He’s shared that Wesley Fofana has been training and is available to play this weekend.
“Wes has been training this week so he’s good,” Lampard remarked in his press conference, as quoted by The 5th Stand app.
Fofana missed the Bournemouth triumph with a hamstring ailment, but it was only a minor issue and he’s fit again.
The 22-year-old center-back has had to cope with his fair share of injuries already in his short career, so thankfully this latest one wasn’t too bad.
It’s going to be interesting to watch if Fofana comes straight back into the starting line-up on Saturday.
Thiago Silva and Benoit Badiashile started as the center-backs in the Bournemouth win, so it would be difficult to break them up.
If Lampard persists with a back-four formation, Fofana could find himself on the bench.
Frank Leboeuf earlier said that Fofana and Badiashile will have a wonderful future together in the Chelsea defense. We expect that they may have to alternate till Silva hangs up his boots.