Christensen wears mask in Chelsea training ahead of Spurs encounter

Andreas Christensen wears protective mask in Chelsea training after being declared fit to face Tottenham as Frank Lampard prepares his players for crucial Premier League clash

  • Andreas Christensen is in contention to play against Tottenham on Saturday 
  • The defender suffered a broken nose during the defeat by Manchester United
  •  The Denmark international reportedly flew to Milan to have mask fitted

Andreas Christensen wore a protective mask in training on Friday after Chelsea manager Frank Lampard confirmed the defender will be fit to play against Tottenham on Saturday. 

The 23-year-old was inadvertently elbowed in the nose by Anthony Martial during the Blues’ 2-0 home defeat by Manchester United on Monday, and he reportedly flew to Milan to have the mask fitted on Wednesday.  

Lampard told reporters: ‘Andreas went to get a mask for a broken nose that he’s now trained with, so he’s available for selection, albeit with wearing a mask.

Andreas Christensen wore a protective mask during Chelsea training on Friday

The Danish defender suffered a broken nose after being elbowed by Anthony Martial

Blues manager Frank Lampard watches the centre-back as Chelsea’s Cobham training ground

Michy Batshuayi (left), Kurt Zouma (centre) and Tammy Abraham were in high spirits 

‘He’s good actually, he’s been heading the ball. He’s in great form, Andreas, and we’ll have to see. I’ll speak to him later on just to make sure he’s ready. He’s got to be able to take contact.’

The Denmark international has became the latest in a long line of Chelsea players to play through the pain barrier whilst wearing a protective facial mask. 

It is a list that includes Petr Cech, Paulo Ferreira, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Cesar Azplicueta, Nemanja Matic, Ramires, Cesc Fabregas, Demba Ba, Fernando Torres, Diego Costa and Pedro.

Christensen has started Chelsea’s last five Premier League games and will be desperate to line up against Jose Mourinho’s Spurs.

The two meet at Stamford Bridge at lunchtime, with Frank Lampard’s side just a point ahead of their opponents in fourth.

Blues goalkeeper Willy Caballero handles a low shot ahead of the eve of the Tottenham clash

Marcos Alonso (right) attempts to dispossess midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Chelsea players prepare ahead of the home clash with Tottenham on Saturday

Out-of-favour ‘keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga attempts to save a header by Kurt Zouma

He’ll be latest Chelsea player, including Petr Cech and Cesar Azpiliecueta, to wear one

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