Frank Lampard delivers Tammy Abraham injury update ahead of Liverpool clash

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has admitted that there is no news on a return date for Blues striker Tammy Abraham.

The Chelsea striker is currently out with an ankle injury, with the 22-year-old missing the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.

Abraham has had a problem with his ankle in recent weeks, after injuring his right ankle after sliding into the advertising boards at Stamford Bridge during the 2-2 draw against Arsenal back in January.

The 22-year-old then played in the following match against Leicester City, however had to fight through the pain and admitted to taking painkillers.

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Abraham, however, has failed to fully recover from the issue and missed the 2-2 Bournemouth draw, with Olivier Giroud starting his third game in a row.

And Lampard has confirmed that Abraham has been to see a specialist over the ankle problem.

However, Chelsea’s top scorer will not feature in the FA Cup fifth round tie against Liverpool, with Lampard confirming that he is not ready to return.

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“He went to Barcelona, had another set of eyes on it and has come back relatively positive,” Lampard said, speaking at his pre-match press conference.

“Unfortunately he’s unwell at the moment, he’s off for a couple of days with a bit of a bug, so no [news on a return date].”

Abraham is not the only player who will be missing for Chelsea against Liverpool, with N’Golo Kante, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic also both still sidelined, while Andreas Christensen is a doubt and Ruben Loftus-Cheek is unlikely to feature against the Reds.

Loftus-Cheek will, however, be involved for Chelsea’s U23 side this evening against Everton.