Chelsea are struggling a minor harm disaster simply on the incorrect time as they go into the hectic festive schedule with numerous gamers already struggling.
The Blues have three Premier League video games within the area of eight days beginning with Arsenal on the Emirates on Boxing Day.
They then face dwelling video games in opposition to Aston Villa on December 28 earlier than taking part in Man City on January 3.
Frank Lampard revealed that Hakim Ziyech is unquestionably out of their sport in opposition to the Gunners on Saturday.
The winger signed for Chelsea from Ajax for £33.4million however missed the beginning of the season as a consequence of harm.
Ziyech was injured once more firstly of this month and has not performed since December 5.
Giving an replace on his scenario, Lampard mentioned: “Hakim Ziyech received’t be match for Arsenal.
“He had an harm firstly of the season and he’s simply obtained one other muscle harm. You must look ahead to it to recuperate.
“It’s not a long-term concern, we hope to have him again inside the subsequent week or so, and hopefully providing what he was earlier than.”
Full-backs Reece James and Ben Chilwell are additionally each struggling forward of the Arsenal conflict.
James missed the win over West Ham as a consequence of a knee harm whereas Chilwell limped off simply ten minutes into the match.
“They’re each uncertain,” Lampard added.
“I can’t provide you with a solution in the mean time. I’m undecided if they are going to be match for both sport.”