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Ahead of this weekend’s Premier League game away at Watford, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed three players won’t be available for selection.
Lampard has confirmed Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante and Ross Barkley will miss the game against Watford due to injuries.
Lampard blamed comments attributed to Rudiger claiming he was fit on miscommunication.
“No, he’s not fit,” Lampard said about Rudiger. “There was a miscommunication. He’s seeing a consultant on Monday over an ongoing pelvic issue.
“We’ll have to wait for the consultant appointment to see how long he’ll be out.
“Himself and N’Golo carried over injuries from last season and it’s been a domino effect. The players will be frustrated. Disappointing for me because I want to select them but it brings opportunities for other players.
“N’Golo is close, working with the team now. “Ross Barkley is still not right but not far away.”