‘I’m lucky’: Frank Lampard opens up on Chelsea FC youngsters
Frank Lampard has his say about Chelsea FC's young players after their defeat by Man City on Saturday
Frank Lampard has admitted that he is very lucky to have the current crop of Chelsea FC youngsters at his disposal.
The Blues’ six-game winning run in the Premier League came to an end on Saturday evening when they were beaten 2-1 by defending champions Manchester City at The Etihad.
Chelsea FC scored first and produced an admirable display as Pep Guardiola’s men claimed the three points against the west London side.
Lampard’s men have been earning lots of praise for their strong performances this season, with the new manager having placed his faith in youth at Stamford Bridge.
The likes of Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount have been impressing regularly in the team this season after having been given regular chances to shine by Lampard.
The Chelsea FC boss knows that he is fortunate to have such talent at his disposal this season as he bids to steer the Blues to a top-four finish.
Speaking in an interview quoted by Chelsea FC’s website, Lampard said: “I’m lucky the players who have come through our Academy have come through this incredible Academy that we have – and they’ve come through as top young players and top young men.
“That’s a great start. The rest is something they have to navigate personally. If I can help them along the way, I certainly will.
“Experiences like this [the defeat at Man City] are great for them. They have to take them on the chin, in terms of the defeat, but also realise these are the levels we want to get to.”
Chelsea FC are in Champions League action away to Valencia on Wednesday night.
They will then switch their attentions back to Premier League affairs and their home clash against London rivals West Ham United on Saturday.