Arsenal v CHELSEA: Frank Lampard ready for battle as derby day beckons


Chelsea have been boosted by a fully fit Frank Lampard ahead of their title clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Lampard has recovered from a thigh injury sustained on England duty but despite flying to Serbia for placenta treatment, Chelsea have confirmed the midfielder only underwent standard massage therapy.

Hear me roar: Lampard (left) is fit and ready to face the Gunners

Hear me roar: Lampard (left) is fit and ready to face the Gunners

Jose Bosingwa (knee) remains sidelined for the Blues but Michael Essien has shaken off a knee injury to be included in the squad.

Provisional squad: Cech, Hilario, Turnbull, Ivanovic, A Cole, Zhirkov, Carvalho, Terry, Alex, Essien, Lampard, Belletti, Mikel, Ballack, Malouda, Kakuta, Deco, J Cole, Kalou, Anelka, Drogba.

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