Lampard out for three more weeks

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will be sidelined for another

three weeks after suffering a muscular injury in training on

Thursday.

The England star, 32, suffered an injury to his abductor muscle

towards the end of Thursday’s session, having been on course for a

return to action on Sunday against Sunderland following a two-month

stint on the sidelines with a hernia problem.

Brazilian defender Alex will also miss the match with a knee

injury but Nicolas Anelka is back after missing the midweek win

over Fulham with a back injury.