Cape Town - Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed winger Pedro is
unlikely to feature against Sheffield United on Saturday after sustaining a
Pedro remains a doubt for the Sheffield game this
weekend, but he is hopeful the Spaniard will return to the matchday squad soon.
Pedro is set for a two-week break from competitive action as
he will not be involved in the European Championship qualifiers for Spain.
"Pedro picked up a hamstring injury and we will assess
the severity of it over the next couple of days, but I think it will be tough
for him to be back for next week at first glance," Lampard told the
official club website.
"We obviously then have the international break, so
that might help, but we will be trying to get him back as quickly as possible
because he's an important player."
The Chelsea boss also hinted that they wouldn't be rushing
star midfielder N'Golo Kante back from injury.
"It's a difficult one with N'Golo because he's had four
years of constant playing.
"We knew he had that injury from the Europa League
final last season, which affected his pre-season, and then he picked up an
ankle injury last week.
"He's trying and we are trying to get him through it,
but the game yesterday just came too quickly, and he was in too much pain.
"But again, he is one to assess and we want him back in
the team because he's an important player. I think the international break will
be great for him, to try and recover him."