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Chelsea head to Turf Moor to face Burnley with a fourth successive win in their sights.
Ahead of the game, Frank Lampard faced the press.
“Loftus-Cheek is well out, Rudiger and N’Golo not ready for the weekend. We need to get him right now. Christensen and Barkley are both out as well,” said Lampard.
On Christian Pulisic, Lampard said: “I think the way he has played it is brilliant that he has made those impacts. We have good players in those positions, Christian is getting stronger, ore with the group. You have to give him time, he’s in strong contention.”
Chelsea to face Burnley, and on the side aiming to register a first-ever Premier League victory, Lampard said: “It’s a tough place to go. They have a strong way of playing, they are well drilled. They can give you big problems. It is a tough match. You have to respect the teams you play, it will be a physical battle. They have been good. I have watched a lot of their games. They are scoring goals. They had a tough time at the early stages of last season, they have always been a difficult game.”
Since losing at home to Liverpool on September 22, Chelsea have beaten Grimsby Town, Brighton, Lille, Southampton, Newcastle and now Ajax.
“I am pleased with the last six games. We could have picked up points at the beginning of the season,” the Boss said.
Lampard handed five Englishmen, aged 21 or younger, their Champions League debuts for Chelsea in the club’s first two games this season – the most by a team in a single season in the competition’s history.
“They are very new to the Champions League, I felt as a player the difficulties of it, and they have adapted to it brilliantly. I had that belief,” he said.
Chelsea are in talks with bright young pair Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori over new ‘double your money’ contracts.
“Of course I do, but that is out of my remit. I would want them. They are playing really well,” concluded the Blues boss.