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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.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 21: Granit Xhaka and Hector Bellerin of Arsenal help up Tammy Abraham of Chelsea after the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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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BELGRADE, SERBIA – DECEMBER 11: Edinson Cavani of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Red Star Belgrade and Paris Saint-Germain at Rajko Mitic Stadium on December 11, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

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.

DERBY, ENGLAND – AUGUST 25: Frank Lampard manager of Derby County gives a thumbs up during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Preston North End at Pride Park Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Derby, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)