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Chelsea: Lampard says it will be “tough” for Pedro to be back this weekend

Chelsea: Lampard says it will be “tough” for Pedro to be back this weekend

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said that it’s unlikely winger Pedro will return to action this weekend against Premier League new boys Sheffield United, via the Express.

The Spaniard was due to play a part in Chelsea’s 3-2 win over Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday, but pulled-up in the warm-up with a hamstring complaint.

“Pedro picked up a hamstring injury and we will assess the severity of it over the next couple of days, but I think it will be tough for him to be back for next week at first glance,” said Lampard, who’s side currently sit 13th in the Premier League.

“We obviously then have the international break, so that might help, but we will be trying to get him back as quickly as possible because he’s an important player,” added the 41-year-old.

Pedro had played the full 90 in Chelsea’s opening two league games against Manchester United and Leicester City, averaging 2.5 shots on goal in both of those matches, alongside recording an impressive 3.5 key passes (per WhoScored), so will be a big miss for the Blues this coming weekend.

The emphasis will now be on the likes of new arrival Christian Pulisic and Willian to create chances for Chelsea against the Blades this Saturday, alongside man of the moment Mason Mount, who scored his second goal in as many matches for the Blues against Norwich.

Mount, who was also on the scoresheet in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Leicester a week before the trip to East Anglia, has averaged 2.3 key passes per game so far this season, so will be looking to continue with his positive form against Chris Wilder’s men at Stamford Bridge.

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