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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard named a midfield three of Billy Gilmour, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic in the starting lineup for the Carabao Cup fourth round tie against Manchester United.
Jorginho and Kovacic have been key players for Chelsea this season and have barely missed the past games for Chelsea under Frank Lampard due to the injury of N’Golo Kante.
Lampard has revealed that he didn’t want to start the duo against Manchester United so they can have valuable rests, but injuries to Kante and Ross Barkley meant he had to feature them again.
Giving an injury update on N’Golo Kante, Lampard assured that he’d be back before the upcoming international break.
The Chelsea boss said: “He is hopefully going to join in training in the next two or three days. Hopefully he will be back before the international break.
“I would have liked to have given Jorginho and Kovacic a rest tonight because of the work they are putting in. I couldn’t because of N’Golo, Ross and Ruben is long term. I couldn’t make those changes I wanted to but it is what it is I suppose.”