Chelsea take on Manchester United on Monday and Frank Lampard has made it clear that three major players will miss this game.
The first and obvious absentee is Ruben Loftus-Cheek who has been out since the end of last season but during the past couple of weeks, the England international has returned back to full training.
But the manager has made it clear that the midfielder will not be fit in time to take on Manchester United.
Christian Pulisic has also been out for the past few weeks, and the American international too will miss the Chelsea vs Man United clash.
Striker Tammy Abraham needed a pain-killing injection to play against Leicester City in Chelsea’s previous Premier League match and right now there are doubts over his participation on Monday.
“Christian trained with the Under-23s today and will be there for a short period,” Lampard told reporters.
“So he won’t be fit. Ruben won’t be fit for this game but is getting closer and training a lot.
“He needs more match fitness but it’s great to have him nearly back.
“Tammy is still feeling the effects. We had to take him out of training a couple of times this week but he trained today. I’m hoping he’ll be fit.”
While Chelsea have done more than well in the absence of Loftus-Cheek and Pulisic but if Tammy Abraham is ruled out then surely it will be a huge blow for Frank Lampard.
The Blues did not bring in any new strikers in January meaning the manager only has Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud for back-up.