Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been left frustrated as ‘problematic’ Christian injury keeps Chelsea waiting on winger.
The American international suffered a hamstring injury during warm-up at Burnley last month, only months after a hamstring issue ended his FA Cup final
“With Christian, we’re still searching,” said Lampard. “He’s in a position at the moment where he’s had a problematic injury.
“Christian had a history before coming to us of some muscular injuries and he’s had them again.
“Everything about Christian and how he is around the training ground, and how he prepares and how much he wants to play, is perfect.
“We need to try to find the right balance between playing and resting and maintenance during the week to try to get the best out of him.
“He’s a young player still. It’s not abnormal and we will find a solution. I don’t want to make more of it than it is, because we want as many games out of Christian as we can possibly get because of his ability.
“But at the minute he’s injured so in the short term it’s a work in progress.
“But we have a great medical team here and we’re very much joined up in the idea of getting the best of Christian, to get him fit as much as we can.”