Four ways Frank Lampard can solve his winger crisis ahead of Chelsea’s clash at Everton

Everything was going well for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard on the injury front, but that quickly changed.

After a couple of matches with a full bill of health, two of his wingers picked up hamstring injuries in very quick succession.

Hakim Ziyech had to hobble off in the first half of the win over Leeds United, before Callum Hudson-Odoi picked up a similar injury in training the next day.

Lampard confirmed after the 1-1 draw with Krasnodar that both players are expected to be out of action for at least a couple of weeks

That will come as a blow to Lampard and now he is facing a hectic schedule, starting with Everton on Saturday night before making the trip to Wolves on Tuesday.

So what are the options for Lampard going into those games?

Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic

There is no doubt that the first choice option will be Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner as the starting wingers.

Werner has mainly played on the left this season, however he has struggled of late to find the back of the net, while Pulisic has struggled with injury problems himself.

But the pair are the leading options, no doubt, but Lampard will be very careful about managing their game time.

Kai Havertz

The German is still finding his feet in the Premier League and he has been moved around the front side at times in different positions.

He has already played up front, the number ten and number eight role, along with the wide right position, which is where he could go once again.

Havertz is certainly option, although it would be a shame to see him in that role as he was starting to look comfortable as an attacking number eight.

Mason Mount

Mason Mount has really impressed in the number eight role and has been the engine in the middle of the park next N’Golo Kante.

However, he has also been used by Lampard in the winger position to help set the tempo of the press and to give a more defensive edge to the team.

It could be a waste to move him out there, but if Lampard needs to rotate then that could be an option for the Chelsea boss.

Tino Anjorin

The 1-1 draw with Krasnodar was a big night for Tino Anjorin, who made his first start as a Chelsea player, coming in the Champions League.

Lampard confirmed that with the injuries to the team, Anjorin would be sticking with the squad and training with them for now.

He could get his chance once again on the wing, the position he played against the Russians on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge.

 

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