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Ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Valencia in Spain, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed five players that will be unavailable for the game.
According to Lampard, Antonio Rudiger, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, N’Golo Kante and Emerson Palmieri will miss the game against Valencia.
“Toni [Rudiger] is injured,” Lampard told reporters.
“He bothered a small groin injury that he has been carrying in the last couple of weeks, at the weekend, so he is out.
“He will have a scan today to see where he is, hopefully it’s not long term.
“The other three [Kante, Hudson-Odoi, James] are fit, but not match fit.
“Callum is getting extra work in, along with Reece and they may have another game in the U23s before first team action.
“N’Golo similarly, not to play in the 23s, but he will have more training to do because the injury has been bothering him a bit.”
Asked if Emerson will be fit to face Valencia, Lampard added: “No.”