Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will need to find a replacement for Christian Pulisic after the American winger suffered an abductor injury in training last weekend.
The Blues welcome Burnley to Stamford Bridge this afternoon, with the home side heavy favourites to pick up all three points.
Frank Lampard will be under no illusion as to the tricky task that lays ahead though – made even more difficult by the recent injury to key man Pulisic.
“Christian Pulisic is out, he’ll be out for a few weeks,” said Lampard in his pre-match press conference.
“He was injured in training last Saturday. It’s an injury in the adductor, so he’s got a tendon injury.
“It was quite a nasty injury, he was in pain when it happened.”
Callum Hudson-Odoi could step in to replace Pulisic, while fellow academy graduate Mason Mount will also be hoping he gets the nod, as will Ross Barkley.
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The Blues will also be without long-term absentee Ruben Loftus-Cheek, as well as Marcos Alonso.
The Spanish left-back is nearing a return from a muscle injury, but hasn’t made it back in time to face Burnley, leaving Cesar Azpilicueta to deputise once again.
Providing an update on the crocked pair, Lampard continued: “Marcos Alonso is recovering. He trained today but he won’t be ready for tomorrow.
“Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] is still out and he’s out for a while but hopefully he’ll start getting involved in a bit of collective football, maybe with the Academy to get his eye in slightly in terms of playing because he’s at that stage now.”
Kick off from Stamford Bridge will be at 3pm.