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Kante will miss Chelsea’s next two matches

Fri 08 January 2021 | 19:21

Lampard hopes that Kante’s injury is not serious.


, Reece James and Christensen are


list of injuries ahead of their match against Morecambe in the third round of FA Cup.

Lampard has confirmed Kante’s injury but he hopes that


key player will not be away soon.

"Reece James is out for the game, although he will be training with us tomorrow,"

Lampard said.

"It's the same as Andreas Christensen, and Kante is out also with a minor hamstring injury. So he misses this game and is suspended for Fulham anyway, so we'll get him right. Those three are out."

Lampard is willing to use some of Chelsea’s academy players despite having one of the Premier League’s most expensive squads.

“We've called up both Tinos (Anjorin and Livramento), Jude, who has been scoring goals in the youth team,"

he added.

"We’ve called up Lewis Bate who has trained with us before and Henry Lawrence.

“It’s a great experience for them and it’s something I’ve wanted to do and last season was able to do pre-restart. It helps training because it’s really important to have competitive training and having young players enables you to be really competitive with killing the other players physically in between games.

“We’ve had a long week and they’ve been really able to help that. They’ve also been able to show their qualities and it’s always great to gauge young players to see how quickly they take to the football side of training but also how their personalities react to the uplift in pressure and level in training.

“It’s something I’ve always believed passionately for the club and I have seen a lot out of all of those players that have come to train with us. They are real potential for us and there are lots of steps for them in many different ways, but I’ve been really pleased to do it.

“It’s good for the older players because they can speak to the younger lads and help them. And for the young players, it shows what they can aspire to.”

source: SportMob