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Lampard still out for Blues
Midfielder won’t be fit for at least a further fortnight
Chelsea have confirmed midfielder Frank Lampard is still at least a fortnight away from returning to first-team action. online sports betting
Lampard has been sidelined since undergoing hernia surgery at the end of last month which saw him miss England’s opening Euro 2012 qualifiers. online bookmakers
He has subsequently sat out Chelsea’s past three Premier League matches, their opening UEFA Champions League tie at MSK Zilina and the Carling Cup defeat by Newcastle United.
The 32-year-old will now be unavailable for Tuesday’s European clash at home to Marseille and Sunday’s London derby with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have also revealed that Lampard will not be ready to feature in England’s next Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro on 12th October.
Needs more time
Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti said: “Frank cannot play tomorrow.
“We need to have more time than we expected for his rest. He will be ready for the next game after the international break. download betting software
“He has not played for us so he will not be able to play for the national team.”
Football World Cup Brazil, It therefore appears likely that Lampard will be in contention for a recall for the 16th October trip to Aston Villa.
In addition to Lampard, Chelsea’s options are further depleted by the injuries suffered by Yossi Benayoun and Salomon Kalou in last week’s 4-3 loss to Newcastle.