Chelsea fans curse their luck after N'Golo Kante was the last player to be eliminated from the Wolverhampton Wanderers clash at the weekend.
The guests had hoped to have the midfielder available for the trip to Molineux on Saturday to alleviate their injury crisis after being eliminated from international duty with France.
However, at his pre-game press conference, Lampard noted that Kante has not recovered from an ankle problem and will not play against the Wolves.
"N & Golo is not fit yet," Lampard told football.london. "He still has problems with his ankle and the medical team works with him.
"He's in a transitional phase and we're trying to get him on the field. He does physical labor, but this game comes too early for him.
"I hope he's not around, I do not want to jump with the gun because we're waiting for improvements for this final move to get him where we want him on the pitch."
Kante is not available with Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Marco van Ginkel, Reece James and Billy Gilmour, while Emerson Palmeri is also in doubt.
This is how Chelsea fans reacted to this update:
@ Chelseafctalk3: Lampard confirmed that N'Golo Kante will miss tomorrow's game and maybe in the coming weeks this is not the news I wanted to hear.
@Studdell: No Emerson no Kante team has weakened. We still believe. Come on.
@ Xtreameddy10: Just dismiss the doctors. 2 weeks and could not make him fit.
@JS_SZN: What happened to Kante, so that he is still injured?
@Hambaa82: We miss you edge.
@ PBX1_ChelseaFC: God help us tomorrow.
@ ChrisCross1905: We have lost.
@ Miz9Rahman: I honestly thought Kante was fit but had 20% doubt. Seems like his injury was a bit worse than we all thought.
@StartTheBounce: Not happy.
@KingJokerXL: Best player still injured.
@BlackPriide: Oh no.
@ Akajimalo: I'm worried about an edge injury. Let's hope that this will not be another Essien.
@CFCJeezy: Again no edge? The defense will suffer again.
@ Rohazard: That's really worrying right now. No edge, no Emerson and a very saturated Azpilcueta. Let's hope that Rüdiger is ready to go and Pedro / Willian retrace the years.