Frank Lampard says Chelsea can cope with out main scorer Tammy Abraham after the England striker suffered an ankle harm scare in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with 10-man Arsenal.
Abraham hobbled off the Stamford Bridge turf at full-time as Chelsea did not capitalise on outdated boy David Luiz’s pink card, thwarted via Hector Bellerin’s overdue equaliser.
Cesar Azpilicueta idea he had scrambled Chelsea to victory with a neat end most effective to look Bellerin thieve a percentage of the spoils, after Gabriel Martinelli’s breakaway purpose had cancelled out Jorginho’s penalty.
Abraham has 13 Premier League objectives for Chelsea in his leap forward top-flight marketing campaign with the Blues however boss Lampard was once adamant his aspect may cope even supposing the England celebrity faces a spell at the sidelines.
Lampard stated after the fit that Abraham had had ice on his ankle however he was once blind to the severity of the harm.
When requested if Chelsea may cope with out Abraham, Lampard stated: “Sure, sure, and we now have the avid gamers there to do this.
“I am hoping he isn’t (out for a number of weeks) however then if he’s, then sure we do have the avid gamers.”
Chelsea boss Lampard refused to hose down down hyperlinks with Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani on Monday, and harm to Abraham may build up the Blues’ want to recruit a striker within the January switch window.
Olivier Giroud reportedly needs to sign up for Inter Milan to hyperlink again up with ex-Blues boss Antonio Conte, whilst Chelsea even have Michy Batshuayi as their different frontline striker.
Lampard reiterated that the membership are much more likely to have a look at mortgage offers than everlasting transfers this month, as he plots his long-term technique.
“I do know and I believe the place we’d like strengthening,” he stated. “It isn’t going to be simply January, that is extra of a momentary window for us.
“This season has given us some solutions at the pitch in the place we want to reinforce. However that isn’t such a lot for this window.”