The Chelsea morning headlines as Ziyech’s Ajax absence explained and Lampard makes summer plans

Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Thursday, 27th February.

Bayern Munich confirm injury blow

Bayern Munich have confirmed that they be without prolific striker Robert Lewandowski for the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie against Chelsea.

The Blues trail 3-0 going into the game at the Allianz Arena, meaning they have a uphill battle should they wish to get the the quarter finals of the competition.

Lewandowski was the scorer of the German side’s third goal during the game at Stamford Bridge during the week.

Full story here.

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Willian’s transfer bombshell

Chelsea winger Willian has admitted that he could leave Stamford Bridge this summer after no progress was made on contract talks with the club.

The Brazilian’s deal runs until the end of the current season meaning he could leave for nothing in the summer and talks have been ongoing over a new contract for some time.

The disagreement comes in the length of the deal offered, with Chelsea offering two-years whereas Willian in looking for an extra year.

See what he said here.

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Lampard’s summer transfer plans

According to a report in the Sun , Chelsea boss Lampard is looking to sell up to eight players in the summer in order to shape his squad for next season.

The report claims that Ross Barkley, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Jorginho could be among the players sold in order to make room in his squad for more additions.

It is claimed that Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho are two targets, while the Mirror reports that RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano is also emerging as a top target for Lampard in the summer.

Ben Chilwell after his goal for Leicester City against Chelsea (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Ziyech’s Ajax absence explained

Hakim Ziyech will miss Ajax’s second leg of the Europa League round of 32…