Frank Lampard delivers injury update on duo ahead of Ajax clash
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has provided an update on Ross Barkley and Cesar Azpilicueta ahead of the Champions League clash against Ajax.
The Blues secured a close 1-0 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League at the weekend but there were injury concerns for Barkley and Azpilicueta.
In a report covered by Football.London, Lampard said that Barkley 'turned his ankle' during the Magpies game and stated that the England international would be assessed ahead of the midweek clash.
Meanwhile, Azpilicueta appeared to be struggling with a foot injury towards the end of the Magpies encounter but Lampard feels the defender has not suffered any injury of concern.
Chelsea have won their last five games on the bounce under Lampard and they are currently occupying the fourth spot in the Premier League standings with 17 points on the board.
In Europe, the Blues have attained three points from the opening two Champions League games and face a crucial period ahead with the double header against Ajax - starting with the away game on Wednesday night.