Chelsea boss Frank Lampard this night equipped updates at the health of each Reece James and Hakim Ziyech, at the again of his facet’s defeat to Aston Villa.
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The Blues welcomed Dean Smith’s males to Stamford Bridge a short while in the past, for his or her newest Premier League trip.
Chelsea after all headed into court cases looking for a bounce-back end result, at the again of a depressing spell of type of past due.
The capital giants had fallen to defeat in Three in their prior Four league outings prior to this night, a run which noticed Lampard’s outfit slip to eighth within the English top-flight desk.
When all used to be mentioned and finished in southwest London a short while in the past, then again, the Pensioners once more did not get issues again heading in the right direction.
Olivier Giroud did hand Chelsea the lead past due within the first-half, after you have at the finish of Ben Chilwell’s supply from the left to nod house a hallmark header.
Villa, regardless that, quickly labored their long ago into court cases, levelling issues up in a while after the period via Anwar El-Ghazi.
The 2 facets exchanged probabilities as the following 40 mins performed out, however, upon the general whistle sounding, neither had controlled to bag an all-important second, because the conflict performed out right into a 1-1 stalemate.
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Chelsea’s failure to get again to profitable tactics, in flip, may see the Blues fall a complete 6 issues adrift of the Premier League’s top-4, as soon as the ones sitting transparent of Frank Lampard’s males have performed out their fixtures in hand.
Their newest disappointing end result, then again, comes as a ways from the one worry for the capital outfit on Monday night time.
Talking to the media at the again of court cases coming to an in depth at Stamford Bridge, Lampard used to be inevitably drawn on Reece James’ marvel absence from his matchday squad to tackle Villa.
And the Chelsea boss went on to verify that his first-choice right-back has picked up a hamstring harm:
Lampard says Reece James has a small hamstring factor #CFC
— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) December 28, 2020
Later in his press convention, in the meantime, Lampard additionally equipped an replace on Hakim Ziyech.
Moroccan world Ziyech has overlooked the membership’s remaining 6 outings, after choosing up a hamstring harm as opposed to Leeds previous this month.
In a well timed spice up for all related to the Blues, regardless that, the previous Ajax guy may go back to motion this weekend, when Chelsea are scheduled to tackle Covid-19-hit Manchester Town:
— James Robson (@jamesrobsonES) December 28, 2020
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