Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has rejected suggestions that Antonio
Rudiger, could make his comeback from injury against Watford this
Rudiger seemed to declare himself fit for the Premier League fixture
earlier this week, after suffering a freak groin injury in September.
The German defender has returned to training, but Lampard downplayed any notion of any immediate place in the squad.
Lampard told reporters on Friday: “No, he’s not fit. There was a
miscommunication. He’s seeing a consultant on Monday over an ongoing
“We’ll have to wait for the consultant appointment to see how long
he’ll be out. Himself and N’Golo carried over injuries from last season
and it’s been a domino effect.
“The players will be frustrated. Disappointing for me because I want
to select them but it brings opportunities for other players.