Frank Lampard held his usual pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s game against Spurs, and there was an exceptionally long injury segment.

Among all the bad news, there was one glimmer of hope – Ruben Loftus-Cheek is going to be in the squad to face Tottenham this weekend.

We all knew Ruben was close to a return, but this is sooner than we’d expected. Lampard made it clear he’s not fit to start, but that’s pretty obvious.

He might even want to play another game for the youth team to get even more sharpness back.

We’re a team in desperate search for some inspiration right now, and while it’s a little unfair to pile too much pressure on a player who has been out for almost a year, it’s inevitable that people will be desperate to see him playing again as soon as possible.

A cameo off the bench tomorrow afternoon would be a massive filip.