Chelsea’s top-four clash against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Monday night went wrong in so many ways for Frank Lampard.
The Blues went into the game sitting fourth in the Premier League table, just six points ahead of United, and knew that victory could have gone a long way towards ensuring they finish above Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season.
But for the third time this season across all competitions, Chelsea were beaten by the Red Devils and now they’re only a point clear in fourth with 12 games of the campaign remaining.
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Next up for the west London outfit is the small matter of a massive derby clash against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend where defeat could seem them slip out of the top seven if results go against them.
And following the defeat against the Red Devils, Lampard has several injury concerns ahead of the game against Spurs, so who will be fit to start on Saturday afternoon?
Here’s the latest Chelsea injury news and expected return dates.
Abraham picked up an injury in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal last month, but has played through the pain barrier in order to continue making appearances for the Blues.
Abraham required a painkilling injection in his ankle to get through the 2-2 draw away to Leicester City before the break.
Lampard added that he was still feeling some pain and was taken out of training early last week as a precaution, but was hopeful about his availability against the Red Devils.
Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester City in action with Tammy Abraham of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea FC at The King Power Stadium
(Image: Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)
“Tammy is still feeling the effects,” the head coach added. “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.”