Frank Lampard gives update on January transfer plans

Ruben Hill
December 10, 2019

However, at the other end of the park Chelsea are well stacked with superior attacking quality and with that in mind, I'm also attracted to the 11/10 (Bet 365) on offer for both teams to score at Stamford Bridge - a bet that would have banked profit in eight of Chelsea's last 10 matches.

Tomori was an unused substitute in the 3-1 defeat to Everton on Saturday and the England worldwide will now miss Tuesday's match in France due to a slight hip strain.

He admitted Chelsea's recent poor form - just one win in five games - was his first big challenge as Blues boss, and wants his players to embrace the pressure of this week's must-win clash.

The Blues fell to a third Premier League defeat in four games against the Toffees.

Asked if games like Tuesday's can shape the younger members of his squad, Lampard told reporters: "Yeah, they are crucial for the players".

Jose Mourinho struck a nerve when he declared himself "worried" about the performances of his former club Chelsea in the big games.

"It was wonderful that we didn't have to and the best part of the game was that we didn't have to use Sadio Mane".

"We have wanted more in our home games. When you play well but don't score you add the pressure yourselves".

Chelsea must beat Lille to ensure qualification for the knockout stages and manager Frank Lampard says there is a "chance" the German could feature.

"It is a test for us and it was always going to come", Lampard said during his pre-match press conference on Monday. "We've managed to create some things behind the scenes here in training that look like match play - and some pure running as well".

Chelsea have been boosted by the return of Antonio Rudiger to their squad for Tuesday's match, though Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud will not be involved.

"If we're going to do anything good here, we're going to have to have lots of these nights".

'I know he is hungry. "You do miss those individuals, so let's see what he can add to us". "If we're going to do anything good here then we are going to need lots of these nights".

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