The three ways Chelsea could line up without Tammy Abraham at Leicester City

Chelsea might be without Tammy Abraham when the Blues travel to Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.

The top goalscorer limped off after the 2-2 draw with Arsenal in midweek and Frank Lampard admitted the striker could miss the game at the King Power.

“He has been getting lightly into the water and all these things but I said yesterday that there’s no fracture but other than that there is still some swelling so I don’t know,” Lampard said after the FA Cup win over Hull City.

So if the 22-year-old isn’t able to make the match at Leicester, Lampard will have to make a decision who leads the line.

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So what are the options for the Blues this weekend?

Michy Batshuayi

This is the most likely option for Lampard at the weekend, with the Belgian having been the main back-up to Abraham throughout the season.

However, the striker is yet to start a Premier League game yet and it means that the Blues boss will have to put a lot of faith in the 26-year-old.

Batshuayi has not got much of a chance throughout his career at the Blues, but it is moments like this where he needs to stand up.

So can Lampard trust him?

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“He trains as I want him to train and that’s not easy when you are not playing as much as you want to do but you have to go the extra mile to show that you deserve to play,” Lampard said after the win over Hull.

“When you get them opportunities then you have to, wherever they are, show it. Today, I am happy with Michy. I am happy. Not because of just his goal. His goal was slightly fortunate but I like that.

“That’s how goal scorers should score those kind of goals but I just want him to keep delivering when he is training and when the opportunities come.

“We are at that level of football which is quite demanding and everyone judges strikers on goals and I think Michy has that in him….


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