How Chelsea could line up vs Bournemouth with injury crisis as Abraham, Hudson-Odoi and Pulisic suffer setbacks – The Sun

FRANK LAMPARD takes his inconsistent Chelsea side to Bournemouth on Saturday looking to banish the memory of Tuesday’s horrific 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich.

The Blues were given a right spanking in their own back yard by the German giants, who are now all-but through to the Champions League quarter-finals.

It means Chelsea’s only realistic way of qualifying for Europe’s elite competition is to secure a top four finish in the Premier League.

They are currently in the final spot, just three points ahead of Manchester United and four in front of Spurs.

But there’s a real chance of that gap being whittled away to nothing, as Chelsea have lost THREE of their last four league matches against struggling Bournemouth.

The Blues will also be without Tammy Abraham, N’Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi for their trip to the south coast.

And it could force Lampard into sticking with a five-man defence for the third straight game.

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