Frank Lampard could leave out four players from Chelsea’s Premier League squad
According to Football London, Chelsea are set to name their final Premier League squad, with Frank Lampard having to omit several players.
Danny Drinkwater could again miss out, with the former Leicester midfielder not currently part of Lampard’s plans. The 30-year-old has struggled since moving to Stamford Bridge from Leicester and loan spells at Aston Villa and Burnley have not reignited his career.
Baba Rahman could also be left out, after the full-back missed out on a loan move to the Championship on deadline day.
Rahman joined Chelsea in 2015 for a fee of £14 million from Augsburg, but has repeatedly been loaned out in the last five years.
Middlesbrough and Watford were both reportedly interested in signing the 26-year-old before the window closed, but a failure to secure a move has left the Ghanaian in the wilderness until January.
Dujon Sterling and Charly Musonda could also miss out, with the latter having spent the last two seasons on loan at Vitesse Arnhem.
Defender Sterling joined Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan last year, but a hamstring injury midway through the campaign limited the youngster to 10 outings for the Latics.