Injuries are piling up for Chelsea prior to vital Premier League clash with Tottenham with N’Golo Kante, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Andreas Christensen and Christian Pulisic all questionable
- Frank Lampard could be without his best players if Chelsea faces Tottenham
- The Blues host Spurs on Saturday before Bayern Munich on Tuesday
- Kante’s fitness is monitored after he suffered adductive injury on Monday
Frank Lampard is facing an injury crisis for his most crucial week since his return to Chelsea.
The Blues will face Tottenham on Saturday in a match that will prove crucial in the race for the top four before welcoming Bayern Munich into the Champions League next Tuesday.
Pressure is increasing on Lampard after a series of only one win in the previous six Premier League games – and he is going through the biggest week of his reign at the club, sweating on the fitness of some key players.
Frank Lampard will face an injury crisis prior to matches against Spurs and Bayern
N’Golo Kante, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Andreas Christensen and Christian Pulisic are all judged as doubts for this weekend’s Premier League clash against Tottenham.
Kante’s fitness will be the biggest concern for Lampard after the midfielder sustained an additive injury in Monday’s loss to Manchester United and will miss Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge. He is also a big doubt for next week’s final 16 draw in the Champions League against Bayern Munich.
The expected absence of the French international comes as a big blow to Lampard in view of the enormous importance of the midfielder.
N’Golo Kante battles with an injury during the 2-0 defeat of Manchester United
First choice striker Abraham is also faced with a race against time to prove his suitability for the game against Spurs due to a foot injury, but there is more optimism that he could be ready for the game against Bayern.
Hudson-Odoi missed the game against United with a hamstring injury and is expected to be absent for this weekend, while Christensen had a broken nose against the men of Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer – but could be available for the crucial week of the club if she had him Face gifts mask.
Pulisic has missed the last six weeks with a groin problem that is shorter than competitive fitness and will be assessed for the weekend.