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Chelsea boss Lampard rules Rudiger out of Valencia clash

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed Antonio Rudiger will miss Tuesday's Champions League clash with Valencia.

The defender made his return from a long-term injury in Saturday's win over Wolves.

But Lampard says he suffered a groin injury in the clash and could potentially be out long-term once again.

"Toni is injured," Lampard confirmed.

"At the weekend he bothered a small groin problem that he has been carrying the last couple of weeks so he is out.

"He will have a scan later today to see where he is at. Hopefully it is not long-term."

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