It’s down to the players to show they deserve a place in the Chelsea team, according to the club legend.
Frank Lampard says there are opportunities for young players at Chelsea.
The former England international has finally won his first game as Chelsea head coach as the Blues secured a 4-0 victory over St. Patrick’s in Dublin, and he expects the club youngsters to prove their worth during pre-season if they are to force their way into his first team plans.
Returning Chelsea loanees Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma and Michy Batshuayi were involved in the match and put in a brilliant display.
“A lot has been made of the younger players we have here and, of course, they need to have the door open and know they can impress, like a lot of them did today,” Lampard told Sky Sports News.
“You could see from the first moments that Mason [Mount] and Tammy [Abraham] and [Fikayo] Tomori were really at it and that’s what we want, we need to have competition within the squad.
“We want to see these players and now it down to themselves to show they deserve a place in the team.”