Chelsea Coach Frank Lampard has confirmed Christian Pulisic won’t be available for a few weeks due to injury, MySportDab reports.
The Blues have lost their last three league home matches and Lampard would have hoped the winger could help add some power in attack.
After a sad first few weeks at Stamford Bridge after a £58 million ($76m) move from Borussia Dortmund, Pulisic has established himself as a key part of the Chelsea squad.
The 21-year-old has scored five goals and provided two Assists so far in Chelsea’s 16 Premier League match, while he has also featured in seven cup matches.
However, the United States international will not be available for some time after suffering a thigh injury.
“Pulisic is injured, he won’t be available for a few weeks. Adductor injury. It’s sad for us and we just have to see how quickly he recovers because it is a very nasty injury,” Lampard told a press conference on Friday.
“It is a bad miss. Ahead of Christmas, he did report signs of tiredness so he left the team and I was worried about the injury.
“He is a very incredible player and we all know he can make things happen.”
Coach Frank Lampard also confirmed that midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is not yet fully ready to return to the team.
Lampard added: ‘Ruben is still out due to his injury and he will be out for sometime.’
Left-back Marcus Alonso is also set to miss the Burnley game but has returned to training after some time injured.