Chelsea is getting an injury boost as James Reece and Marcos Alonso will return from injury ahead of clash against Arsenal on Tuesday night.
According to the Blues head coach, Frank Lampard, Reece who was injured at back back of his right knee during match against Newcastle on Saturday, could be back at first team against Arteta’s side.
“Reece has got an injury to the back of the knee,” Lampard said. “Not as bad as it could have been. He’s in contention for tomorrow, but we will decide tomorrow.
“He has had an [ankle] injury at the beginning of the season. Hopefully he will be back tomorrow.”
Recall that FrujuSports reported that James Reece signed a new five-year deal with the Blues worth £25million.
Marcos Alonso will also return for Tuesday Derby after recovering from a lower back and upper glute injury.
There are also reports that Inter Milan is interested in the Spanish left back who hasn’t been regular feature in the first team under Lampard.
Asked about Alonso’s status, Lampard replied: “Yes, Alonso is back fit.”
“This league is so competitive,” he added. “I know that they are a good team with good players.
“There has been a change when Arteta came on, we must be on guard and at our best.”
Chelsea came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 at Emirates Stadium on Sunday 29 December.
The Blues will face the Gunners on Tuesday night.