Frank Lampard has revealed only N’golo Kante is still banned in his squad as Andrea Christensen and Reece James return
The English man hopes to return to winning ways when his boys face Fulham on Saturday.
Lampard believes his side can materialize a win from the weekend game after disclosing that his team have ‘refocused’ on the basics of their games.
The early days of December ushered in torment for the Blues following series of losses which sparked off talks of Frank Lampard’s sack.
Having already lined up men who could replace the Chelsea Legend, Lampard is said to have been handed another chance to show he is really the man for the job.
During the press conference, Lampard spoke about the tension of risking sack and the pressure to produce results.
“I was very aware when I came into this job at a top club that pressure will come quickly. I feel the pressure has always been there even during our good run,” Lampard said.
“It focuses the mind. The last few games has not been good enough.”
Lampard went on to share that only N’golo Kante will be missing on Saturday as he is yet to return from his ban.
Reece James and Christensen are back in the squad, Lampard stated.
The COVID returning to the Premier League will definitely change alot of things if not shut the league for another long period of time.
Speaking on the impact of the new COVID rules laid out to help curb the virus, Lampard said;
There are meetings planned to reinforce that. Football has always been a game of instinct and that’s not easy to take away but we’re trying to adapt.
The Blues haven’t recorded any positive test among the squad with the only positive test recorded being a staff who is currently recovering.
Teams like Manchester City have been hit must by the spread as the FA work hand in hand with several responsible bodies to help continue the league in a more healthier way.
Lampard went on to address Fikayo Tomori‘s issue with the English man linked to a loan move after turning down a last minute move during the previous window.
“He absolutely has a long-term future at this club but we will see if and when he goes on loan,” Lampard said.
Being arguably the best player in the Championship during Derby County days, Tomori considers a loan out as best for him to get game time and keep fit until he is needed back at Stamford Bridge.
Fulham have been in good form lately and Lampard did not fail to admit to this as he stated that their next game will be a tough one despite expectations to come out victorious.
“We must credit Scott and his team with their change of system and how they work. There is a clear style of play. It will be a tough game no matter what.”
Fulham are also expecting to finish at least at level points with Blues but Chelsea will put in efforts to save Frank Lampard’s job with a win on Saturday.