Frank Lampard faces selection headache ahead of Chelsea's UCL clash against Krasnodar

Frank Lampard faces selection headache ahead of Chelsea's UCL clash against Krasnodar

- Frank Lampard could be forced to rotate his Chelsea side that drew with Man United

- The Blues recorded back-to-back scoreless draws against Sevilla and the Red Devils

- Chelsea will take on Russian side Krasnodar in their next Champions League game

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Frank Lampard could rotate his squad ahead of their Champions League clash away to Russian side Krasnodar in midweek, The Sun.

The Blues were held to a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge against Europa League winners, Sevilla and also went on to record the same scoreline with Man United at Old Trafford.

The English boss desperately needs to record his first win in the elite competition but with the congested fixtures ahead, he is facing selection problems.

Frank Lampard faces selection headache ahead of UCL clash with Krasnodar
Frank Lampard faces selection headache ahead of UCL clash with Krasnodar. Photo by Phil Noble
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Only Kepa Arrizalabaga and Marcos Alonso will be unavailable for the games due to injury and suspension issues.

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Edouard Mendy is certain to retain his starting role ahead of Willy Caballero and the back-four could remain unchanged with Reece James, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma and Ben Chilwell.

The holding midfield position is expected to be filled by Jorginho and N'Golo Kante if Lampard adopts the 4-2-3-1 formation.

The front-four could see Hakim Ziyech given a starting role along with Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner.

However, Lampard could opt for the 3-4-3 / 5-2-3 system where club captain Cesar Azpilicueta would play alongside Silva and one of Zouma, Andreas Christensen or forgotten-man Fikayo Tomori.

Mason Mount and Matteo Kovacic could return to the starting XI while one of Kante or Jorginho will be dropped for the fixture.

Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Olivier Giroud will also be in line for a spot in Lampard's new-look attack.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Frank Lampard has been enjoying positive results since the arrival of Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 side Rennes in the summer, The Sun reported.

The Senegalese shot-stopper made two stunning saves to keep his third clean sheet in their last Premier League game against Manchester United.

The 28-year-old made a point-blank stop from Marcus Rashford and another athletic save from Juan Mata in the scoreless draw.

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