Injuries pile up for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard ahead of vital Premier League clash with Tottenham
- Frank Lampard could be without his best players when Chelsea face Tottenham
- The Blues host Spurs on Saturday before facing Bayern Munich on Tuesday
- Kante’s fitness will be monitored after he suffered adductor injury on Monday
Frank Lampard is facing an injury crisis ahead of his most pivotal week since returning to Chelsea.
The Blues face Tottenham on Saturday in a game that will prove crucial in the race for the top-four before welcoming Bayern Munich in the Champions League next Tuesday.
The pressure is mounting on Lampard following a run of just one win in the previous six Premier League games – and he heads into the biggest week of his reign at the club sweating on the fitness of a number of key players.
Frank Lampard will have to deal with an injury crisis ahead of games against Spurs and Bayern
N’Golo Kante, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Andreas Christensen and Christian Pulisic are all rated as doubts for this weekend’s Premier League clash against Tottenham.
Kante’s fitness will be Lampard’s biggest concern after the midfielder suffered a suffered adductor injury in Monday’s loss to Manchester United and is set to miss Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge. He is also a major doubt for next week’s Champions League last 16 tie against Bayern Munich.
The France international’s expected absence comes as a significant blow to Lampard given the midfielder’s huge importance.
N’Golo Kante hobbles off with an injury during the 2-0 defeat by Manchester United
First-choice striker Abraham is also facing a race against time to prove his fitness for the game against Spurs due to a foot injury, but there is more optimism 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 suffered a broken nose against Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer’s men – but could be available for the club’s crucial week if they fit him with a face mask.
Pulisic has missed the previous six week with a groin problem is short of match fitness and will be assessed ahead of the weekend.