Chelsea have had a nasty injury for their star player Christian Pulisic.
The American star moved from Borussia Dortmund this summer. He was a star player at Germany and had begun rather well at Chelsea as well.
He was in a good run of form until he recently caught up an injury which has now ruled him out of the running for a month.
Lampard has used this news to tell his team to step up to cover for the American.
“Christian Pulisic’s out and will be out for a few weeks,” Lampard told his pre-match press conference.
“He was injured in training last Saturday. It’s an injury in the adductor. Disappointing for us and we’ll have to see how quickly he recovers because it was quite a nasty injury – he was in pain when it happened.
“It’s damaging because we need competition in wide areas and he was in good form. Before Christmas he was reporting a bit of tiredness – I was relying on him a lot in those games.
“That’s why he came out of the team and I was worried about injury. It’s disappointing because he’s a very talented player. But we have other options in those areas and it’s time for other players to stand up.”