Kante has been sidelined with an adductor problem picked up on global duty while Barkley and Christensen have likewise been out of action with hamstring and ankle concerns respectively.
However, Lampard said: "I wouldn't like to say that until that foot is officially in the next round. It looks like the injuries are clearing up", Goal.com quoted Lampard as saying.Kante had picked up the injury on October 14 during the warm-up ahead of his country's Euro 2020 qualifier.Chelsea defeated Watford on November 2 by 2-1 in the Premier League. He is in the squad and available'.
The tie in Amsterdam was a tight affair but Ajax were not at their best and Chelsea were good value for their 1-0 victory.
It is the responsibility of the defending team to ensure that is the case, and Chelsea failed to do so when Ajax took the lead for the second (and final) time in the 20th minute.
After missing five games for the Blues, he returned to training on Monday and is in consideration for the visit of Dutch champions Ajax to Stamford Bridge.
Michy Batshuayi scored a 86th-minute victor to secure three points and hoist Chelsea FC to the top of Group H. He's scored three goals in the previous two Premier League matches for the side, a player whose calibre and enigmatic attributes as a performer have seen earn laurels.
This is a tasty fixture! We wanted to prove ourselves, we wanted to go to Ajax and Lille and get results, and we did. They sold three or four key men in the summer and it makes them weaker, but it does not change their style or the manager's philosophy.
This is a tie which is set to be a cracker of an affair, a humdinger of a contest which is set to regale us in an intriguing brand of football between two progressive sides.
I still feel there are a few hiccups along the way.
Then, after seeing two Ajax players shown red cards in quick succession, Chelsea managed to draw the game level thanks to a second Jorginho penalty and a 74-minute Reece James strike.
"Now you can see that Lampard is doing well, has a clear idea".