Lampard gives injury update on Chelsea defender ahead of Bournemouth clash

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Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori missed Chelsea’s Champions League victory over Lille on Tuesday due to a hip injury.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has ruled Tomori out of tomorrow’s league game against Bournemouth but reported he should be back in training next week.

Lampard said: “Tomori is not fit for the game, following on from the other day. Hopefully he should be training next week.”

Lampard also gave his thoughts on Jurgen Klopp’s new deal at Liverpool.

Asked if it will make Liverpool a tougher opponent in the longterm, Lampard said: “I don’t know… Liverpool are a huge rival now anyway, what they’ve done in recent years.

“Recruitment, their style of play, what Jurgen Klopp has built over a period of a few years is incredible. So congratulations on the new contract, it’s fully deserved that’s for sure.

“They will remain a huge competitor. I love going up against the managers of the quality and name of Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, you go through the Premier League there’s so many great managers here.

“So I’m pleased, I’m not disappointed, the challenge for us is can we bridge the gap to Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp or no Jurgen Klopp. But congrats on his new contract.”

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