Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is set to be without two of his key attackers for Tuesday night’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.
Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi will not feature at Stamford Bridge due to injury, as reported by Football London.
N’Golo Kante is also ruled out, as Chelsea boss Lampard confirmed that the key midfielder would miss the next three weeks prior to their victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
The Blues were also without winger Pedro at the weekend, but Lampard has confirmed that he is back in contention during this pre-match press conference.
Tammy Abraham could lead the line for Chelsea against Munich though, as the striker featured as a substitute on Saturday after completing his recovery from injury.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is included in the squad and will bolster their midfield following the disappointing loss of holding-midfielder Kante.
While Chelsea’s top scorer Abraham wasn’t fit enough to start on Saturday, Olivier Giroud produced a performance that could see him retain his place for the visit of Munich.
The French forward fired home the opening goal of their 2-1 victory over Spurs, despite having limited opportunities to showcase his ability this season.
Chelsea picked up a much needed win at the weekend, as the derby victory was their first in five league outings and helped secure their place in the top four.
Lampard’s men advanced to face Bayern after finishing second in Group H, just one point ahead of Ajax who were consigned to the Europa League, a competition Chelsea are current holders of.
If they are to enjoy another successful European campaign, Chelsea will need to pull off a brilliant result over two legs against Munich who they defeated in the 2012 final.
If they can keep a clean sheet on Tuesday evening and take a lead to the Allianz Arena then Lampard will be confident that his side can book their place in the last eight of the competition.
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