Ahead of the FA Cup semifinal on Sunday, Chelsea will be without the services of World Cup winner N’Golo Kante against Manchester United at Wembley.

Kante hasn’t played for the Blues since he suffered a hamstring injury during Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over Watford in the premier league a fortnight ago.

“N’Golo Kante won’t be fit for the match, he’s still not right, so he’s out,” Lampard told reporters. “Other than that, we have a few people with little niggles, which I’ll monitor over the next 24 hours or so and then we’ll be ready to go.”

On the possibility of winning the FA Cup, Lampard said: “Considering where we are, we’re in the semi-final [of the FA Cup], we know what’s in front of us.

“The league is obviously huge but at this point you fight on two fronts and we have to give everything to try and do that. A club like Chelsea will always want to win these kinds of trophies, it’s what we’ve done very well in the modern era.

“Of course, it feels like a slightly different position this year because of the circumstances of the season, but we have an opportunity and it’s up to the players and ourselves to make the best of it on Sunday.

“We’re playing a good team, they are in good form and whoever would await us in the final will be a good team, so the work is to be done.”

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