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Frank Lampard provides fresh update on Tammy Abraham's fitness

Frank Lampard provides fresh update on Tammy Abrahams fitness

Lampard to take late decision on Abraham's return

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said that Tammy Abraham will be offered with every opportunity to prove his fitness ahead of tomorrow's Premier League clash against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.

The England international picked up a hip problem during the Champions League clash against Valencia last month and he has since missed the Premier League meeting against West Ham United, where the Blues succumbed to a surprise defeat.

Speaking ahead of the Villains clash, Lampard has indicated that his striker is still in a bit of pain and a late fitness test may determine his involvement against Dean Smith's side.

"We are giving him every opportunity to play tomorrow. We will make the call tomorrow, he has a little bit of pain. He was in good form, he is always keen, he is trying his best," he told the club's website.

The west London giants have lost back-to-back games in the Premier League since the international break. This has reduced their advantage for the fourth position to just six points.