Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will be sidelined for an additional two to three weeks after suffering a muscular injury in training on Thursday, reports Sporting Life. The 32 year old suffered an injury to his abductor muscle towards the end of the session, having been on course for a return to action on Sunday against Sunderland following a two-month stint on the sidelines with a hernia problem.

Brazilian defender Alex will also miss the match with a knee injury but Nicolas Anelka is back after missing the midweek win over Fulham with a back injury.

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