Chelsea fans were left worrying over their goalscoring options for the upcoming clash against Manchester United after it was confirmed Christian Pulisic would not be fit for the match.
The former Borussia Dortmund star has been sidelined since New Year’s Day with an adductor injury sustained in training, but there was hope he would be ready to face the Red Devils after the winter break.
But Blues boss Frank Lampard told the media on Friday that Pulisic would not play a part in Monday night’s Premier League clash, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek also ruled out and Tammy Abraham to be assessed.
He said: “Christian Pulisic won’t be fit, he only trained with the U23s today. Ruben won’t be fit for this game. Tammy is still feeling the effects, to be honest. Trained today, but to be assessed.”
Fans were left worried by the news due to Chelsea’s lack of depth in the attacking areas, with Michy Batshuayi and Jorginho (both six goals) the next highest-scoring players available for selection should Abraham be ruled out.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed Christian Pulisic will not be fit to face Manchester United on Monday.
In response to the manager’s fitness update, one fan wrote: “It’s disappointing to know both Pulisic and Loftus-Cheek won’t be ready for the United game.”
While another Chelsea fan tweeted: “No Pulisic against #MUFC. That sucks. #CFC.”
A third Blues supporter added: “Pulisic STILL not fit?! Ffs. He’s needed in these types of games.”
While one more put: “No Pulisic? How tf are we going to score?”
Click to play
Tap to play
The video will start in8Cancel
And another fan wrote on Twitter: “Really bad news. We’ll struggle to score against United.”
Others were confused by the injury Chelsea No22 is suffering from, with the winger now failing to feature for the Blues over the…