Both Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi will be out for two weeks because of being injured. Frank Lampard has confirmed the news.
Chelsea is currently having a good streak of winning, and it partially thanks to the talent of Moroccan maestro Hakim Ziyech. The former star of Heerenveen and Ajax Amsterdam proved that Chelsea has spent a large but correct amount of transfer fee for him in the summer. He played a total of 12 games for his side, scored 2 goals, and assisted 3 times. Those stats proved the importance of Ziyech within the squad of Frank Lampard. However, the young coach will not have the service of Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi in the next 2 weeks due to the injured status of the duo.
The pair of players will not be able to train with first team in 2 weeks, but Lampard kind of assured that these players can come back during the Christmas time.
Ziyech suffered from an injury in the 3-1 victory of Chelsea against Leeds United last weekend while Hudson-Odoi pulled off his injury in the training session for the match against Krasnodar in the UEFA Champions League.
“Both players are hopefully going to be out for around two weeks,” Lampard said. “They had scans yesterday and their injuries are showing that they will be about two weeks.”
Despite the sad news, Lampard confirmed that the injuries that Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi suffrered from are not that bad. He said that in case of Ziyech, it was a positive thing that the Moroccan would be out for 2 weeks. “I think that’s positive. Particularly with Hakim it’s positive,” Lampard said.
Besides confirming injuries of players, Lampard also commented about the drawn match against Krasnodar in the UEFA Champion League. The Englishman said that it was not an easy game that Chelsea had to navigate. But the team did well and they deserved a victory. Other than that, Lampard was happy with the fact that he has given chance to the youngster in the match against Krasnodar.
“No injuries, minutes for players, Billy Gilmour back in the side. Tino Anjurin debut at this level, so all around I’m very content,” Lampard said.