Chelsea news: Injury latest and predicted line up, Lampard on Kepa’s future, transfer fund boost

Chelsea face Bournemouth this afternoon, with Frank Lampard and his side keen to bounce back from the 3-0 Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich.

Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski were the goalscorers as the German side earned a comfortable victory at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

But with a top four place still at stake, the Blues will now be looking to pick themselves up and dust themselves down for the trip to the Vitality Stadium.

Here is the latest news from Stamford Bridge over the last 24 hours.

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Injury news

Tammy Abraham started on the bench for Chelsea against Bayern Munich.
(Image: Glyn Kirk/AFP)

Frank Lampard has revealed that a number of players are absent for the trip to the South Coast, including Christian Pulisic, N’Golo Kante, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham.

The manager had some concerning injury news about Abraham, who is struggling to shake off an ankle knock.

Eddie Howe, meanwhile, has given an update on former Chelsea centre-back Nathan Ake, who is hoping to be back for the clash.

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Lampard’s press conference

Frank Lampard speaks to the media before Chelsea’s Champions League tie against Bayern Munich at Stamford Bridge.
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Frank Lampard held his customary pre-match press conference on Friday, and opened up on a number of issues, including Fikayo Tomori’s recent absence from the squad and transfer rumours about Kepa Arrizabalaga.

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Predicted team

Chelsea fans have spoken when it comes to the big decision over who should be in goal for the Blues this weekend against Bournemouth.

Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Frank Lampard has been playing Willy Caballero in goal in recent weeks, with Kepa…