2.30pm Chelsea news LIVE: Rudiger starts in back three, Kante out, Hudson-Odoi and James star for U23s – The Sun

CHELSEA are preparing for the return of club football and a trip to Wolves.

They are without a host of stars in the West Midlands, but Antonio Rudiger is back!
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  • Callum Hudson-Odoi revealed his joy at returning to action for Chelsea's under-23s.

  • JOSE MOURINHO believes new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will ‘grow up’ through experience and become a big hit at Stamford Bridge.

    The former Blues manager reckons Lamps has got all the ingredients required to become a success at his old West London stomping ground but will only become a better boss through experiencing the ups and downs of managerial life.

    Mourinho said: ‘He plays for big things.

    “He plays Champions League, he played a European Super Cup, he had already big matches in his hands, and he has to grow up with the level of experiences, which I believe he can because he has huge experience.

    “I cannot separate from the fact that football has been always in his life.

    “He was born son of a player, he grew up the nephew of a football manager (Harry Redknapp), he became a player, he became a top player.

    “I think he has all the conditions to succeed.

    “One thing is the player, another thing is the manager.

    “The player, I don’t think any Chelsea fan will disagree with me if I say is one of the top five most important players of Chelsea history, and probably some will say not top five, maybe top three.

    “Another thing is his managerial career, one year of experience in Derby where he showed good qualities and now he has Chelsea in his hands.”

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