Chilwell and Ziyech in Chelsea squad but Mendy is out


Thiago Silva and keeper Edouard Mendy will not be involved in Chelsea’s game against Southampton but Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech are in the squad.

Mendy picked up a thigh injury while on international duty with Senegal.

And veteran defender Thiago Silva will be rested, having recently featured for Brazil.

But Chilwell and Ziyech are both in Chelsea’s squad for Saturday’s game, as is Christian Pulisic.

“Mendy won’t be fit for the match tomorrow. We hope the injury is not too long,” said Blues boss Frank Lampard.

“Thiago Silva after his trip and back is not unfit but he’s not ready to play in the game, so he won’t be in the squad.

“Ben Chilwell is in the squad. He’s got over some of the pain he had. We took him out of the England squad around the injury that’s had for a while now.

“Christian Pulisic is in the squad and fit to play. Hakim Ziyech is in the squad and is not fit to start but we hope will get some minutes.”

Chilwell was withdrawn from the England squad earlier this week in order to receive treatment at Chelsea on a foot problem which has troubled him since before his summer move from Leicester.

Ziyech is yet to make his competitive debut for Chelsea, having picked up a knee injury in a pre-season friendly against Brighton.

But he returned to action for Morocco and is expected to be a substitute on Saturday.