​Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has insisted Tottenham's injury problems in attack shouldn't be an excuse for the club when they travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.


José Mourinho has been vocal over the last few weeks following long-term injuries to Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, with Tottenham being forced to use Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn as makeshift strikers.


Mourinho's been looking to manage expectations during that time, but Lampard said before the clubs meet this weekend that Tottenham can't use their lack of a striker as an excuse if they end up empty-handed.

Harry Kane

"I think we all feel the same as managers," Lampard said, quoted by Goal. "When you have big players injured, you know how much you miss them. But they also have a big squad. As I said, we had five huge ones in pre-season and four or five at the moment.


"You will feel that and I understand his feelings because you want all your top players fit. But it doesn’t make me think they’re any weaker, whatever Jose says. I know we’ve got a tough team coming tomorrow.


"An incredible player like Harry Kane is a miss and now Son is a miss, but with Harry Kane, it always amazed me the stats when [Mauricio] Pochettino was the manager and Harry Kane was injured a few times.


"They remained a force because they had players that could fill in. When you are talking about players like Dele Alli, whose game is to arrive from slightly behind and break lines consistently, Lucas Moura is similar and he has qualities, [Steven] Bergwijn has come in and has those similar qualities.

"I have watched a lot of them recently and they are a threat. This is a London derby against Tottenham, I think whatever team they put out will always be a threat in this type of game."


Chelsea have only ever lost one league match at home to Tottenham since the Premier League's inception, but they've struggled with their form this season, only picking up 18 points from a possible 39 at Stamford Bridge.


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