Christian Pulisic and Cesar Azpilicueta have been ruled out of Chelsea’s Champions League second-leg game with Bayern Munich after they both picked up hamstring injuries in the FA Cup final against Arsenal.
Azpilicueta and Pulisic went off during the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal, while Pedro could not finish the match when he injured his shoulder late on.
Chelsea face Bayern on August 8 trailing 3-0 from the first leg of their last-16 tie, and will be without captain Azpilicueta, who hobbled off before half-time, shortly after giving away a penalty which saw Aubameyang equalise.
Pedro – in his final domestic match for Chelsea before he moves to Serie A club Roma – appeared to dislocate his shoulder in the closing stages of the final.
“I don’t know the full extent of the injuries, but I know the hamstrings with Azpi and Christian – they have to be scanned and assessed over the next few days. They clearly won’t be fit for next week,” said Lampard.
Pulisic, Azpilicueta to miss Bayern after Cup final injuries
“Pedro, I believe it could be a dislocated shoulder but don’t go too soon on that.
“I’ve not seen him yet as he was whisked away so it’s a disappointing end as that’s probably going to be his last game for Chelsea.
“He’s been an incredible servant and I’m disappointed for him.”