Pulisic, Ziyech, Silva, Chilwell, Werner – Chelsea injury news and return dates ahead of Liverpool clash

Chelsea will be aiming to continue their perfect start to the Premier League season this weekend when they welcome defending champions Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are sealed an impressive 3-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion earlier this week thanks to goals from Jorginho, Reece James and Kurt Zouma.

Sunday’s clash with Jurgen Klopp’s side set to be an altogether different challenge, however, and will provide the Blues with a marker for where they are at compared with the other top clubs.

The Blues are set to be boosted by the return of a number of key players for the game, with including summer signings Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell.

So what is the latest injury news ahead of the clash against the Reds this weekend?

Timo Werner

Timo Werner is expected to start when the Blues host Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, despite concern he had picked up an injury.

The German hitman was seen with an ice pack strapped to his right leg, sparking some concern whether he had picked up an injury problem.

However, the 24-year-old striker declared himself ready to take on the Reds, saying: ‘Of course. In games like this, you’re always fit.’

Ben Chilwell

Ben Chilwell is in line to make his Chelsea debut this weekend after began training with his new team-mates on Wednesday morning.

The England left-back has been working on his rehabilitation from an Achilles injury problems since completing his switch from Leicester City three weeks ago.

The 23-year-old left-back has not featured since sustaining the injury at the start of July in a Premier League game against Crystal Palace.

But after doing some individual work at Cobham’s training base, he is now nearing full fitness and is likely to be involve in weekend game.

Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech has been doubt for Liverpool clash due to a knee injury he picked up in the pre-season game with Brighton.

The 27-year-old technically gifted winger subsequently missed the league opener against the Seagulls.

And is expected to be back into action in the coming weeks.

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic is likely to again miss out on first-team involvement against Liverpool this weekend.

The USA international had been expected to be in contention against Brighton but was left out of the squad completely.

Boss Frank Lampard has confirmed it would have been “a big ask” for him to play against Brighton and it’s unlikely to risk him against Liverpool.

Thiago Silva

The former Paris Saint-Germain skipper is, like Chilwell, in line for his first appearance in a Chelsea shirt.

The 35-year-old has been in training with the first-team squad over the past couple of days and should feature against the defending champions Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

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