Lampard Suggests Bigger Roles For Chelsea Duo After Morecambe Game

Lampard Suggests Bigger Roles For Chelsea Duo After Morecambe Game

The 42-year-old hinted on chances of handing Callum Hudson-Odoi and Billy Gilmour first team action after seeing the duo impress against Morecambe as Chelsea advance in the FA Cup

Hudson-Odoi netted Chelsea’s third goal while Billy Gilmour contributed immensely from the center.

Speaking after the game, Frank Lampard hinted that he would turn to the duo more on a regular as Gilmour was just making his 2nd start for Blues while Hudson has most come off the bench to feature.

“I think Billy is pushing [for a regular run in the first-team] and has been since he made his breakthrough last season against top-level opposition,” Lampard said.

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“His injury came soon after that but from those moments I knew Billy would be a very, very good player for this club, to say the least.

“Today, he came in, his attitude was good, he moved the ball well. When you talk about the academy players, people talk about the youth of this squad.

“But also the youth of this squad are performing very well for us. We can’t ask them to be absolutely consistent and killers like other players in the league.

“That will come but at the moment I think they’re own contributions are good.

Lampard continued: “Callum is playing well and improving. He has improved and there’s much more to come from him. ‘But I think his application in training, his desire to look at his game, goals like today are a fantastic example.

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“In terms of how long until he makes that case [for a consistent run in the team]? He’s making it now.

“When everyone is fit we have maybe three natural wingers and he’s one of them. There’s always going to be a time when I have to make selection decisions.

“The way he’s playing now means he’s assisting, he’s scoring goals, he’s a threat every time he plays, it makes me really happy because that is definitely an uplift from Callum and as I say, there’s more gears he can go through.

“Again, he’s another young player with lots to come. Don’t expect too much but it’s good to expect more from him because he’s showing a lot.”

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