Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has expressed uncertainty on the severity of the injury Tammy Abraham sustained in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
The 22-year-old Blues centre forward slammed into an advertising hoarding late in the game under a challenge from the Gunners’ defender Rob Holding.
Abraham didn’t look good at full time as he had to be helped by others from the field, which will be a big concern for Chelsea supporters.
If the forward doesn’t recover soon, it will only add to the worries of England manager Gareth Southgate, whose main strikers Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford are already on the treatment table with the Euro 2020 tournament coming into focus.
For Chelsea, any substantial injury to Abraham could well force their hand in moving for a new striker in the January transfer window.
Despite this, Lampard does not seem overly worried by Abraham’s potential injury, insisting that the Stamford Bridge club have enough firepower to cope without him.
“Yes, yes; and we have the players there to do that,” the Chelsea manager said, as per Sky Sports.
“I hope he’s not (out for several weeks), but if he is then yes, we do have the players.”
Abraham has been impressive this season after being given the chance to play regularly for Chelsea, scoring 13 league goals and creating four assists for his team so far.
The Blues have Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud to call upon in the striker’s absence.
Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal means that the gap between the London side and the chasing pack in the race for a top-four finish has been reduced to six points.
The Blues have 40 points, with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur sitting on 34 points.
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