It’s a big blow for him, I’m really disappointed – Frank Lampard confirms Chelsea player will miss the start of next season

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Chelsea interim boss Frank Lampard has confirmed that defender Benoit Badiashile has suffered a significant hamstring injury and will miss ‘months rather than weeks’.

Lampard said: “It’s a big blow for him, I’m really disappointed for him because he’s come here and I think he’s impressed.

“The games just before he got injured I was very happy with him and I think he’s going to be a really good player for the club.

“But the injury is unfortunate. It’s a bit of a complicated injury in his hamstring and we’re probably talking months rather than weeks, unfortunately.

“And that’s all I’ll say at the minute, because it’s a little bit complicated as I say.

“But I hope, for him, that the timing of it over the summer means he’s not missing games and he comes back stronger.”