Andreas Christensen wears a protective mask in Chelsea training after being declared fit for Tottenham while Frank Lampard prepares his players for a crucial confrontation in the Premier League
Andreas Christensen wore a protective mask in training on Friday after Chelsea manager Frank Lampard confirmed that the defender will be fit to play against Tottenham on Saturday.
The 23-year-old accidentally got elbow in the nose by Anthony Martial during the 2-0 home defeat of Blues by Manchester United on Monday, and he reportedly flew to Milan to fit the mask on Wednesday.
Lampard told reporters: ‘Andreas went to get a mask for a broken nose that he is now trained with, so he is available for selection, albeit with a mask.
“He’s good, he’s leading the ball. He’s in excellent shape, Andreas, and we’ll have to see. I only speak to him later to check if he is ready. He must be able to contact. “
The Denmark international has become the last in a long series of Chelsea players playing through the pain barrier while wearing a protective face mask.
It is a list with Petr Cech, Paulo Ferreira, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Cesar Azplicueta, Nemanja Matic, Ramires, Cesc Fabregas, Demba Ba, Fernando Torres, Diego Costa and Pedro.
Christensen has started the last five Premier League games of Chelsea and will desperately stand in line against Jose Mourinho’s Spurs.
The two meet for lunch on Stamford Bridge, with Frank Lampard’s side just one point ahead of their opponents in fourth place.