Chelsea triumphed over League 2 side, Morecambe as the Blues progressed further in the FA Cup following their 4-0 victory
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- Chelsea triumphed over League 2 side, Morecambe as the Blues progressed further in the FA Cup following their 4-0 victory
- Lampard expression on Timo Werner ending his 12-game goal drought
- Lampard’s reaction to Hudson-Odoi’s impressive game on Sunday
- Praise for Billy Gilmour as the youth impressed exceptionally
- What Frank Lampard had to say about Kai Havertz assist and goal
- Lampard provides update on Fikayo Tomori’s Chelsea fate
Frank Lampard’s men were seen recovering their confidence against a League 2 side after going 7 games earlier with just one win with two of their new signings on over 10-game goal drought.
Birthday boy, Mason Mount unlocked Frank Lampard’s smiles with an opener to mark his 22nd birthday while Kepa Arrizabalaga picked a clean sheet on making his 100th appearance for the Chelsea.
Ziyech was seen displaying key performances including an assist to Chelsea’s third goal when he served a fine up-through to Hudson-Odoi who fired a nice finish.
In a post match conference held after the winner, Chelsea manager provided update about his team as he expressed joy his side is finally back to winning ways.
Lampard expression on Timo Werner ending his 12-game goal drought
Timo Werner finally got his name on the scoreboard after going 12 games without recording a single goal for Chelsea.
It added more fun as it was Kai Havertz who provided the former Leipzig man an assist following a fine up ball from Hakim Ziyech who sighted his mates from outside the 18-yard-box.
Lampard’s face was seen full with wide smile after the game as he talked on how he felt seeing Werner finally score;
“I’m pleased for him because strikers want to score goals,” Lampard said. “He’s had a few near-misses in that time, he’s been getting into positions but it hasn’t been going in for him.
“I was pleased to play him today, get him the confidence of scoring a goal. I think it’s important that we understand both Timo and Kai are young lads coming into this league and tough patches are normal.”
With 4 League goals for Chelsea, the 24-year-old has now netted at least 1 goal across all competitions for the Stamford Bridge side since joining during the summer of 2020.
- Watch Video: CHE 2:0 MOR as Timo Werner ends 12 games goal drought in style following Havertz assist
Lampard’s reaction to Hudson-Odoi’s impressive game on Sunday
The 20-year-old sealed Blues victory with a third goal early into the second half to hand his side that needed bolster.
Having earlier on been linked to a move away from Stamford Bridge, Chelsea stood firm on their decision not to let go of the English star who is still on Bayern Munich’s want list despite they already landed an alternative, Leroy Sane.
The past games has shown great development from Hudson-Odoi who has started 32 games for the senior team which he has had 26-goal contributions as it took 137 minutes per goal to come by.
Speaking on the winger, Lampard said; Callum is playing well – he’s improved, is improving and there’s much more to come from him.
“His application in training and his desire to look at his game are really good. A goal like today is a fantastic example for him of making a run to break the line and then ending up in a central area like a striker because that’s what the modern-day winger does.
“He’s making his case, assisting, making goals and there’s definitely been an uplift from Callum and there are even more gears he can go to.”
Praise for Billy Gilmour as the youth impressed exceptionally
Frank Lampard did not forget to make mention of Billy Gilmour who was always seen rotating the ball from the center.
The 19-year-old hustled well in the game against Morecamble as he over and over invested utmost strength and focus into the game.
With 92% pass accuracy, the midfielder had 110 touches of the ball, completing 8/9 of his long ball attempts, 1 Key pass recorded, winning 3 out of the 5 duels he engaged in and made 2 good interceptions.
As that was his second start of the season for the senior squad, Lampard dished out deserved praises for the youngster saying;
“Billy is pushing and he has been since he made his breakthrough last season. I always knew he would be a very good player for this club even at his young age.
“He came in today, his attitude was good and he moved the ball well, which he also did when he came on against Man City last week.
“When you talk about the Academy players and the youth of this squad, you have to say they’re performing very well for us but we can’t ask for them to absolutely consistent all the time and produce the numbers that other players in the league do.
“That will come for our lads but at the moment their own contributions are good,” he added.
What Frank Lampard had to say about Kai Havertz assist and goal
With several struggles already, a goal and an assist yesterday would come as a relief for Chelsea costly man.
Havertz was sitting on a 15-game goal drought before heading Morecambe deep into loss yesterday after providing a header assist to Timo Werner’s tap in goal.
Speaking on the combo, Lampard said; “It was good to see Kai and Timo combine for Timo’s goal.
“A lot has been said about them recently because they are big-name signings and I get that but at the same time they are young lads acclimatising to a new league and a new country.”
“Everything is new for them and they have been signed for the now and for the future. But I have absolutely no doubt that they will both be huge players for this football club.”
In 90 minutes played, Havertz netted 1 goal, provided 1 assist, had 78 touches and 89.1% pass accuracy, 1/1 long, balls completed, 1 big chance created, 2 shots on target, 1/1 dribbles completed and won 2/2 aerial duels.
Lampard provides update on Fikayo Tomori’s Chelsea fate
The English defender was handed an opportunity yesterday after been left out of Chelsea games.
Despite being an opportunity that came minutes after the start of the second half, Tomori took his chances and put out pretty performance.
He has developed so much in agility as he was seen knocking out a Morecambe player who was running towards Chelsea’s box in attempt to force something through.
But it’s uncertain if the 23-year-old will remain at Stamford Bridge after news of a loan move evolved.
Speaking on Tomori’s future, Lampard added; “The situation with Fikayo is open at the moment.”
He continued, “there’s a possibility that he could be going on loan to get games somewhere else but that has to be right solution for him and the club.
“He was part of my thinking to start today but we’re looking at that. His attitude has been fantastic in terms of training every day and how he is because it’s not easy when we have five centre-backs at the club.”
Chelsea will head to Craven Cottage to battle local rivals Fulham F.C as the boys look to extend their good game against an 18th placed relegation struggling team.
A win against Chelsea will serve as a bolster to Scott Parker’s men who advanced into the next round of the FA cup following a 2-0 win against QPR after their 0-0 Southampton draw prevented them from advancing out of the relegation zone.