Lampard confirms Chelsea striker Abraham is OUT of trip to Bournemouth
Frank Lampard confirms Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is OUT of trip to Bournemouth after aggravating same ankle injury during the cool-down after Bayern Munich defeat
- Tammy Abraham will not play in Chelsea’s game at Bournemouth on Saturday
- The striker aggravated an ankle injury during the cool-down after Bayern defeat
- Abraham missed the United game earlier this month with the same ankle issue
- Chelsea are also missing N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic through injuries
Frank Lampard has ruled out Tammy Abraham indefinitely as Chelsea’s top scorer fights to conquer a nagging ankle injury.
Abraham will not be involved against Bournemouth on Saturday.
‘We are trying to find a solution,’ said Lampard. ‘It’s obviously frustrating that he comes in and out somewhat but he’s injured.
Frank Lampard has confirmed Tammy Abraham is not fit for Chelsea’s trip to Bournemouth
The striker limped off after aggravating a previous ankle injury during Tuesday’s warm down
‘He is not active for the next couple of days. I don’t know how long he will be out.’
Abraham damaged an ankle late in the game against Arsenal on January 21 when he slid into the advertising boards.
With all substitutes used he played on, sat out an FA Cup tie at Hull and had a painkilling injection to start the next Premier League game against Leicester only for the problem to flare up again.
He missed out against Manchester United and came off the bench against Tottenham and Bayern Munich.
Lampard called on his players to produce a response to the heavy defeat by Bayern Munich
Then he pulled up in the warm-down session after the match against Bayern at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard is expected to continue with Olivier Giroud up front, a third start in eight days for the 33-year-old who seemed set to leave in January.
England boss Gareth Southgate will look on with interest ahead of the Euros with both Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford both out injured.
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