Frank Lampard has said Thiago Silva could make his Chelsea debut against Barnsley but it will be too soon for Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech.
Despite the list of summer signings, unfortunately, Lampard has only had Timo Werner and Kai Havertz since the start of the new season.
Chilwell came in with an Achilles injury he suffered at Leicester City while Ziyech who featured in the pre-season friendly against Brighton at the end of last month suffered a knee injury in that game which has kept him out since.
Silva’s case is a bit different.
The 36-year-old has only begun training with the team about a week ago and the Carabao Cup match on Wednesday could be a perfect opportunity to introduce the defender and help him regain fitness.
Asked about potential debuts at tomorrow’s game, Lampard told the Metro: “Too soon probably in terms of fitness-wise.
“We’ll see with Thiago because Thiago’s not coming back off an injury, he’s just getting fit.
“The others it seems too soon, but they are not far away.”
Chelsea will have an away trip to West Brom on Saturday and both Ziyech and Chilwell will hopefully be available by then.
Aside from the aforementioned pair, two other players in Chelsea’s injury list are Christian Pulisic and Billy Gilmour.
While the latter is expected to be out for a few months after undergoing knee surgery back in July, Pulisic who had setbacks from his hamstring injury should also be close to full recovery.