Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has provided an update on the fitness of star striker Tammy Abraham, ahead of his side’s meeting with Hull City.
Chelsea visit Hull
The Blues are set to get their FA Cup campaign back underway tomorrow evening.
Lampard’s men will visit the KCOM Stadium, for a 4th-round clash with the Tigers.
Chelsea booked their spot in the FA Cup’s last-32 with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at the beginning of the month.
The capital giants, though, will actually head into tomorrow’s matchup in search of a bounce-back result.
This comes with Chelsea having followed a last-gasp defeat at Newcastle with a disappointing 2-2 draw with Arsenal in their last outing.
The Pensioners’ stalemate with London rivals Arsenal, meanwhile, also saw Chelsea dealt a blow on the personnel front.
With minutes remaining in the clash, star striker Tammy Abraham pulled up with an issue, with the English international having subsequently been helped from the pitch by Chelsea’s medical team following the full-time whistle.
As such, fans of the Blues have since faced an anxious wait for an update on the well-being of their no. 9.
And, as outlined above, this update has this evening arrived.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of his side’s meeting with Hull, Frank Lampard first confirmed that Abraham has not fractured his ankle.
However, the 22-year-old is nevertheless set to miss Chelsea’s latest FA Cup test, and also appears to be in doubt to face Leicester City in the Premier League next weekend:
‘The good news is he hasn’t fractured anything. We were worried about a hairline fracture. The other news is we still have to see how he develops. It’s not a clear-cut one. He’s not fit for the weekend but whether he’ll be fit for Leicester after that I’m still not sure. I haven’t got great news, or the news for you. It’s still not clear.’
Quotes via the Guardian