Chelsea news: Frank Lampard has revealed that N’Golo Kante, Antonio Rudiger and Ross Barkley are out of the Watford clash on Saturday. The manager has also revealed that Andreas Christensen is ‘pretty much fit’.
Rudiger is now set to meet a consultant on Monday to check the issue with his pelvic area. Kante and Barkley are expected to make their comebacks soon as they are training with the squad.
Talking in his pre-Watford press conference, Lampard said: “We’ll have to wait for the consultant appointment to see how long he’ll be out. Himself and N’Golo carried over injuries from last season and it’s been a domino effect.
“The players will be frustrated. Disappointing for me because I want to select them but it brings opportunities for other players. N’Golo is close, he is working with the team now. Possibly ready for Ajax.”
“Ross Barkley is still not right but not far away. Andreas Christensen is pretty much fit as well. It’s the finishing touches now.” added Lampard.