Tammy Abraham facing another injury lay-off after hurting same ankle that kept him out recently during warm-down after Bayern Munich defeat
- Lampard is in the midst of toughest period since returning to Stamford Bridge
- He’s backed by club chiefs, but may be vulnerable if he fails to qualify for Europe
- His concerns mounted as Abraham pulled up during the cool-down yesterday
- It is understood he damaged same ankle that saw him to miss part of this month
Tammy Abraham is facing a fresh spell on the sidelines after aggravating his recent ankle injury to heap more stress on Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.
Lampard is in the midst of his toughest period since returning to Stamford Bridge as boss in the summer but retains the backing of club chiefs, though a failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League could make him vulnerable.
And his concerns mounted yesterday as it emerged Abraham pulled up during the cool-down after Tuesday’s 3-0 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich complaining of discomfort in his ankle.
The Blues were defeated 3-0 by Bayern Munich in their Champions League last-16 clash
He is facing another spell on the injury list after Sportsmail understands the striker damaged the same ankle that caused him to miss part of this month and was having a series of tests yesterday.
Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski, who scored his club’s third goal on Tuesday, is also facing a lay-off of four weeks after fracturing the tibia at his left knee joint during the game.
The England international, having come on as a substitute, pulled up during the cool down of Tuesday’s 3-0 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich complaining of discomfort in his ankle.
The striker, who has recently returned from an ankle setback, limped out of the warm down
Frank Lampard admitted after the clash that he had not seen Abraham’s apparent setback
Sportsmail understands Abraham has irritated the original ankle injury leaving Lampard with an anxious wait for news regarding his star striker.
The 22-year-old was undergoing a series of tests yesterday to determine the extent of the injury – but there are early concerns he could miss a clutch of crucial games, including Chelsea’s crucial FA Cup fifth round clash against Liverpool on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Willian has revealed talks over a contract extension at Chelsea have stalled.
Meanwhile, Willian has revealed talks over a contract extension at Chelsea have now stalled
The Brazilian can leave for nothing in the summer when his contract expires and wants a new three-year deal but Chelsea are only willing to offer him two years.
‘Chelsea offered me two years, and they are not going to change what they offered,’ he revealed.
‘I said I wanted three more years. He said: ‘The situation is difficult because of this, I really don’t know if it will be possible.’
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