Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen faces a race against time to be fit for Sunday’s visit of Leicester City, after he picked up a knock during midweek.

BBC Sport have reported that Frank Lampard will assess the defender prior to kick-off before making a decision on whether he will feature or not.

Christensen limped off in Istanbul on Wednesday, as Chelsea were beaten on penalties by Liverpool in the Super Cup.

Lampard could be given a double boost though, as Antonio Rudiger and Willian are both in line to make their return to first team action, after recovering from knee injuries.

One player Chelsea will be unable to call upon against Leicester is Callum Hudson-Odoi, as they young forward continues his rehabilitation following an Achilles problem picked up at the back end of last season.

The Blues will be looking to get their Premier League campaign up and running at Stamford Bridge, following a disappointing result in their opening fixture.

Lampard’s reign as Chelsea manager got off to a disastrous start, as he could only watch on while Manchester United cruised to an emphatic 4-0 victory over his side.

It will be his first home fixture in charge of the club on Sunday, as he aims to pick up his first points since being appointed during pre-season.

Leicester came out on top the last time they faced Chelsea at Stamford Bridge though, as Jamie Vardy scored the only goal of the game.

That was the Blues only defeat in their last 22 home fixtures though, and Lampard will be hoping that his opposite number’s record against the club will continue.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has never defeated Chelsea in any of his 12 meetings with the London outfit, a run that the home side will be hoping continues this weekend.


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