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Lampard unsure about Abraham’s ankle injury

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Frank Lampard says Chelsea can cope without leading scorer Tammy Abraham after the England striker suffered an ankle injury scare in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with 10-man Arsenal.

Tammy Abraham hobbled off the Stamford Bridge turf at full-time as Chelsea failed to beat their London rivals.

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Lampard did admit though that he is unsure of the severity of Abraham’s ankle injury.

Abraham has 13 Premier League goals for Chelsea in his breakthrough top-flight campaign with the Blues.

But Lampard was adamant his side could cope even if the England star faces a spell on the sidelines. 

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Lampard said after the match that Abraham had had ice on his ankle but he was unaware of the severity of the injury.

When asked if Chelsea could cope without Abraham, Lampard said: “Yes, yes, and we have the players there to do that.”

I hope he’s not (out for several weeks) but then if he is, then yes we do have the players.”

What’s more, is that the Chelsea boss refused to dampen downlinks with Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, who is likely to move.

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Lampard reiterated that the club is more likely to look at loan deals than permanent transfers this month, as he plots his long-term strategy.

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