Lampard offers fresh Chelsea chances to Drinkwater and Batshuayi

Former midfield star has opened the door for Batshuayi and Drinkwater to resurrect their careers.

Frank Lampard says he will give Danny Drinkwater and Michy Batshuayi a chance to resurrect their careers at Chelsea.

Drinkwater was frozen out of the Blues side under Maurizio Sarri last season while Batshuayi was on loan at Valencia and Crystal Palace after struggling to make his mark at Stamford Bridge.

However, Chelsea’s all-time record goalscorer, who won 11 major trophies in west London, says everyone will have a chance under his regime.

"Everybody who joins up tomorrow, and it will be staggered, will have the opportunity to show what they can do, their attitude, the way they play and train in pre-season onwards," Lampard said as quoted.

"I would be a fool to come here with ideas about 'I'm going to freeze anybody out'. I want to get the best out of the squad.

"Everybody has an opportunity. I have no pre-conceived ideas about anybody, I have got good knowledge of the squad but I need to see them over the next month."

Lampard's first game in charge will be a friendly against Bohemians in Dublin on Wednesday.

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