Frank Lampard spoke to the press on Tuesday afternoon and provided an updated on Tammy Abraham’s fitness, stating that he is ‘still feeling some pain’ and that a decision will not be made until late tomorrow.
Abraham has been key to Chelsea’s impressive start to the season, and the Blues did not look like the same team without him in the 1-0 loss to West Ham on Saturday.
When asked for an update on the 22-year-old’s fitness, Lampard said:
”Tammy is okay, we are going to give him every possible chance to be fit. There is still some pain in the area of the injury, we will make a judgment call tomorrow. It is painful for him so it about the pain threshold and does it affect his movement, so I don’t want to commit today.
”He was in good form, and when a player is important, as they all should be, you try to give as much time as possible. If he is not ready then we have to go a different route.”
Many Blues fans will be sweating over this decision due to his importance so far this season. Lampard was key to play this down, however, adding:
”We should not underestimate that but one player cannot be the reason for losing a game or having a below-par performance. The overall picture is not that but what is clear is he is an important player of us.”
Lampard seems calm over the possibility of Abraham missing out on Wednesday, but he will be hoping to have his top marksman back for a game that Chelsea must win to get back into the winning habit.