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Chelsea injury news and expected return dates ahead of Tottenham clash: Abraham, Kante, Pulisic

Chelsea will be looking to bounce back straight away from their 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Monday night.

The loss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side means the Blues are now just one point clear of fifth place Tottenham Hotspur, who they play on Saturday lunchtime.

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge to take on Frank Lampard, a player who enjoyed incredible success under his management in west London.

Ahead of the game, here’s the latest Chelsea injury news and expected return dates.

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Andreas Christensen

The defender was taken off at half-time against Manchester United with a suspected broken nose injury after he was accidentally elbowed by Anthony Martial.

However, the Denmark centre-back has declared himself fit to play against Spurs, after flying to Milan to get a specialist mask fitted to his broken nose.

N’Golo Kante

The Blues lost the central midfielder early on against Man United and Lampard confirmed the extent of the injury afterwards.

“It’s an adductor injury. We will have to assess it, scan it,” he said.

“But it doesn’t look great.

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante leaves the game early because of a leg injury.
(Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

“I don’t know that yet, for sure. I can’t give you that information. It’s the same leg, so similar.”

According to the Times, Chelsea fear that Kante will miss the next five matches at least with a groin injury.

Tammy Abraham

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, and the striker…

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