Lampard confirms two Chelsea stars that will miss Manchester United clash

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has given the team’s injury update ahead of Monday night’s clash against Manchester United.

Chelsea host United at the Bridge on Monday night, and the Blues boss has revealed that he would be without American star Christian Pulisic and also long-time absentee Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Lampard also maintained that the duo are back in training and will return to the team soon.

“Christian trained with the Under-23s today,” Lampard told the media today, “which will hopefully be for a short period and we’ll factor him back into our training soon but he won’t be fit [for United].

“Ruben won’t be fit for this game. He’s getting closer, training a lot and he just needs more match fitness to be in consideration but it’s great to have him nearly back.”

Tammy Abraham has been battling with injury since the 2-2 draw against Arsenal, and Lampard revealed that the young striker isn’t fully fit but could take part in the game.

He said: “Tammy is still feeling the effects, we’ve had to take him out of training a couple of days this week. He trained today so we’re hopeful but he’ll be assessed over the weekend.”

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