Lampard, Mikel boost Blues

Midfield duo back in training ahead of Everton trip

Frank Lampard: Back in training after calf complaint

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Chelsea have received a double fitness boost with midfield duo Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel back in training after injury lay-offs.

Talismanic midfielder Lampard has missed the Blues' last three matches with a calf injury, while Mikel has been on the sidelines for seven weeks with a hamstring problem.

Both men trained at Chelsea's Cobham base on Wednesday with Lampard pushing for a recall ahead of Saturday's Premier League trip to Everton.

The match may come too soon for Mikel, however, although his return to training comes as a boost with fellow midfielder Ramires currently ruled out with a knee injury.

Chelsea occupy fourth place in the Premier League but defeat at Goodison Park, combined with wins for Newcastle and Arsenal, could see Andre Villas-Boas' men fall to sixth.