Chelsea considering loan options for Tomori, 2 others — Lampard




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London – Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fikayo Tomori may be sent out on loan, manager Frank Lampard said on Friday.

This development has come as English Premier League (EPL) club looks to trim the squad before the transfer window shuts on Monday.

Chelsea have spent over 200 million pounds (258.54 million dollars) on a rebuild.

Although Lampard did not want to discuss transfer speculation, he said club had a “big squad’’.

“With every player in squad, if the situation is a loan you have to consider what is the best for the player and best for the club first and foremost,” he told reporters ahead of Saturday’s match at home to Crystal Palace.

“With those three players I will take those things into consideration, but I haven’t got an answer for you.

“I have a good relationship with them all, but that’s one we will approach player by player in coming days.

“Once window shuts, every player that is here will be used because there is a long season and a lot of competitions coming up. We will know more on Monday.”

Lampard confirmed that U.S. winger Christian Pulisic was back in squad after recovering from a hamstring injury which has kept him out since the FA Cup final in August.

But their new Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech was not ready.

“Pulisic is in squad for tomorrow (Saturday),” Lampard said. “He won’t start. It’s great to have him back.

“I think they will all bring best out of each other. It’s a shame we haven’t had them. Hakim will bring something completely different for us.

“I’m very excited to have them fit. I have a clear idea of where I want them to play.”(Reuters/NAN)