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Lampard given green light to return to Chelsea training

Frank Lampard will be back at Chelsea training next week according to Jose Mourinho.

The veteran England midfielder has been battling an Achilles problem so far this pre-season but remained with the squad during their tour of Asia.

Mourinho has now given him the all-clear to get back on the training pitch when the club returns to England.

"Lampard is okay to train Monday, so Monday he will join the group," said Mourinho.

"We protect every little situation and today we protected (Andre) Schurrle (in the final tour game), we sent (Kevin) De Bruyne home, but Lampard preferred to stay and have treatment here with the group."

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