Christian Pulisic's injury bug
continued when he suffered a thigh injury that will keep him out of action at Chelsea for several weeks.
Pulisic didn't didn’t start against Tottenham or Southampton at the start of the festive fixtures, then suffered a slight hamstring injury training after the Southampton game that kept him out of the Dec. 29 match against London rival Arsenal.
He started against Brighton & Hove Albion on New Year's Day but picked up a "nasty" injury in training for the FA Cup game against Nottingham Forest a week ago, according manager Frank Lampard.
"It is a damaging miss," Lampard said in a news conference on Friday. "Before Christmas, he did report a bit of tiredness so he came out of the team and I was worried about him picking up an injury.
"He was in pain when it happened. He's a good player that provides competition in wide areas and can make things happen. He was in good form for a period.
"He picked up an injury a day before the Forest game. [An] injury in the abductor, a tendon injury. Nasty injury, he was in paid when it happened."