Lampard still out but Drogba back

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Frank Lampard will remain a frustrated by-stander as Chelsea look to extend their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League when struggling Wolves visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

While striker Didier Drogba is ready to return after missing the last two games with a virus, Lampard continues to work on the comeback trail.

England midfielder Lampard has been out of action since August 28 following a hernia operation, but is slowly closing in on full fitness.

"Frank is progressing really well," assistant first-team coach Paul Clement confirmed.

"He had a terrific session earlier in the week with [assistant fitness coach] Chris Jones doing some individual work. He is really pushing himself.

"Frank is very frustrated and can't wait to get back. We have missed him and we look forward to him returning."

While Drogba will give manager Carlo Ancelotti fresh options in attack, with Alex also not yet able to return to the first-team fold as he recovers from a thigh problem, it will again be something of a makeshift backline.

Branislav Ivanovic, though, has enjoyed the experience of playing alongside captain John Terry at the heart of the defence.

"To play with John is a great experience for every player," said the Serbia international, whose usual position is on the right.

"He gives to every player great confidence and I just try with him to give my best on the pitch."

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Branislav Ivanovic
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