Chelsea will make a late call on midfielder Mason Mount's participation in Sunday's Premier League clash against leaders Liverpool as he continues to recover from an ankle injury, manager Frank Lampard said on Friday.
Having scored three league goals this season, Mount's Champions League debut on Tuesday lasted nine minutes as a horror tackle by Valencia's Francis Coquelin in Chelsea's 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge forced Lampard to make an early substitution.
"He has got a chance," Lampard told a news conference. "We saw the image of the tackle and it made it look really bad. We are trying to get him moving today, I will have to make the call before the game.
"His attitude is good so he will give everything to play. There was a lot of swelling, it didn't look the best. If there is proper damage you can't do much. We won't take any risks, there is a bigger picture, we will do our best."
Influential central midfielder N'Golo Kante has returned to training after recovering from an ankle injury but Lampard said they would be cautious about his return after rushing him back into the team last month.