LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Frank Lampard, Manager of Derby County looks dejected after his team concedes during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images)
(Photo by Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images)

Lampard says Chelsea players Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi will be back from hamstring injuries in a fortnight.

After confirmation that hamstring injuries suffered by Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi are not serious, Chelsea’s spirit has been lifted.

Morocco attacking midfielder Ziyech limped out of Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Leeds United in the Premier League last weekend, while England winger Hudson-Odoi suffered a similar injury in training.

SEVILLA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 2: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea celebrates 0-4 with Mason Mount of Chelsea, Hakim Ziyech of Chelsea, Callum Hudson Odoi of Chelsea  during the UEFA Champions League  match between Sevilla v Chelsea at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on December 2, 2020 in Sevilla Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
(Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

However, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said on Tuesday that the duo will be back soon.

“Both players are hopefully going to be fit for a week on Wednesday,” Lampard told a post-match media conference.

“They had scans which are showing the injuries will be two weeks, so that’s positive, particularly with Hakim.

“With Callum we didn’t know what to expect when he got injured in training a couple of days ago.”

Victory for Chelsea over Krasnodar would have given them their highest ever points total in a single Champions League group stage (16).

Lampard agreed none of his players really stood out against the Russian side, but he was pleased with the performance of midfielder Billy Gilmour.

The 19-year-old made 83 passes and had 97 touches – more than any other player on the pitch.

“Billy Gilmour was very good on his first start this season. I’m very pleased. We wanted to win but that wasn’t to be,” Lampard told BT Sport.

“I liked the discipline of the team – they had some counter-attacking moments but nothing big.”

On whether he would send Gilmour out on loan, Lampard added: “Not sure. The way he trains and plays I can see him with us. I have to make sure the pathway is right.

“Everyone was pretty good. There weren’t outstanding performances, but I asked the lads to be professional and they were.

“I don’t think we can over-analyse the group stage – we’ve won the group and it’s good progression.”

Lampard also hailed the composure of Tino Anjorin, who is the ninth youngest player to debut for Chelsea in the Champions League at 19.

“He is a work in progress, but the more he trains with us the better he will get,” Lampard said.

“I thought he did well tonight with a good debut. In training he has showed a real ability to step straight into the level in terms of his ability on the ball.”

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