Frank Lampard names two Chelsea players who impressed in 4-0 win at Qarabag
The Chelsea legend lavishes praise on Pedro and Willian for their performances in Wednesday night's 4-0 win over Qarabag
Frank Lampard heaped praise on Pedro and Willian for impressive performances in Chelsea’s 4-0 win at Qarabag to secure their place in the Champions League round of 16.
Willian has struggled to secure first-team football since Antonio Conte’s appointment as manager in 2016 and was largely used as an impact substitute in their title success last term.
The Brazil international has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in recent months ahead of the January transfer window.
So his performance in Qarabag will have boosted his chances of attracting interest from some top clubs in the coming months.
The Brazilian attacker netted either side of half-time to help Chelsea ease to a resounding 4-0 win against their Azerbaijani opponents.
Pedro completed 90 minutes of the Champions League clash but failed to get on the score sheet or make an assist.
Nevertheless, former Chelsea midfielder Lampard was impressed with the Spaniard’s performance alongside Willian to help the Premier League title holders progress to the last 16.
“It’s great to see Willian [in good form], it shows the depth of the squad,” Lampard told BT Sport.
“Pedro as well was lively. You’re going to need that over the course of a long season.”
Chelsea are looking to win the Champions League for the first time since 2012 when Lampard and his Blues team-mates beat Bayern Munich on penalties at the Allianz Arena.
The Blues signed six players in the summer transfer window.