Injury forced Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard, and defender, Branislav Ivanovic, to be out of action for around a month, may be till the end of January. Club manager, Jose Mourinho, has confirmed the news. They suffered injury during Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Liverpool on Sunday. Due to their injury, they could not take part in the Blues’ impressive 3-0 win over Southampton.
The 35-year-old English midfielder, Lampard, hurt his muscle and could not play in the second-half while Serbia defender, Ivanovic, sustained a knee injury in the first-half.
As they will be on the sidelines for a long time, they will miss many important matches, including Sunday's FA Cup third round tie at Derby County, league games at Hull City and home matches against Manchester United and West Ham United later this month.
It is sure that their injury has come as a big blow to the club. Now, the club manager Mourinho will have to face many difficulties to replace their positions.