Lampard named a very strong side in midweek and most of those players should be named in the first XI during the weekend vs the Eagles. This achievement comes at the backdrop of a young side that have succeeded despite all odds being stacked against them.
The west Londoners now sit fourth - level on points with third-placed Leicester and six clear of fifth-placed Arsenal - and with the Gunners facing a trip to the King Power on Saturday night Chelsea have the ideal opportunity to secure their position in the Champions League spots.
Chelsea mounted an awesome comeback mid-week in the Champions League as they came from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 against Ajax. This left the fans sweating over his fitness considering how vital he has been for the blues this season.
Cahill will come face to face with former club Chelsea this weekend and Hodgson is pleased to report he has a squad in good health to pick from. Whether he will play or not though, is still open to speculation. It will still come as a relief to the fans though, that the injury is not as serious as it once seemed.
"With Mason (Mount), he is in the squad [for Saturday]".
Lampard is "proud" to see his youngsters receiving worldwide recognition following fine starts to the campaign.
The Telegraph's Tom Roddy a reported that the player has trained ahead of the game, and is due some more fitness tests.
"With Mason he is in the squad, we will give him 24 hours and make a call on that in the morning". Although there are others who will not feature in the team on the weekend.
"Ross has an ongoing issue, so he's not in the squad for tomorrow", Lampard said.
"It's a conversation I'll have with Gareth or Steve [Holland, England assistant] with Ross and everyone to see how it pans out for him over the next 10 days".
Lampard also confirmed defender Antonio Rudiger, who has made only one appearance this season, underwent surgery on a groin problem this week and could return to contention in three weeks. We could see one of the two be replaced by Christensen in the Chelsea lineup.
"Hopefully in three weeks' time we'll be in a lot better place".
He's a no-nonsense centre-back that will know so much about so numerous Chelsea players and could have a big role to play on Saturday.