Mason Mount is reportedly confident he will be fit to face Liverpool this weekend.
The Chelsea midfielder was taken off with an ankle injury during his side’s Champions League defeat against Valencia on Tuesday night.
The injury looked a nasty one – but Metro report that Mount told journalists after the game that he is hopeful of being available for Sunday’s big domestic showdown at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking at his post-match press conference after the Valencia defeat, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard explained that Mount’s condition would be assessed over the next 48 hours.
Lampard said: “He’s got an ankle injury. We don’t know how bad it is. We’ll have to assess it to see the scale of the injury.”
Lampard also defended Ross Barkley, who missed a late penalty after insisting that he take the kick rather than Willian or Jorginho.
Lampard revealed that Barkley was in fact the designated penalty taker despite his team-mates appearing to be unhappy that the England midfielder was taking the kick.
He said: “Ross is the penalty taker. He was in pre-season and scored a couple, was when he started games and was today when he came on.
“I don’t know what conversation went on (between players on the pitch) but Jorginho and Willian were the penalty takers and when Ross comes on he’s the penalty taker.