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Frank Lampard defends Chelsea’s youngest ever Premier League team

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard during Chelsea training session ahead of UEFA Super Cup clash against Liverpool

Frank Lampard has defended Chelsea’s youngest ever Premier League team after the Blues let a two-goal lead slip at home to newly-promoted Sheffield United on Saturday.

Lampard defended his tactics after the defeat, saying: “I don’t put that together and I couldn’t care less that we had the youngest team in (Chelsea’s) Premier League history. It was a real plus last week. The fact that it is young today, I don’t think it relates at all.

“[The subs were not] bold because it was one for one in both positions.Kovacic was on his haunches, tired, Billy Gilmour is a midfield player I have on the bench.

“[I brought] Batshuayi on to bring some energy for Tammy, who had been our best player, clearly, in the game. Other people can make what they want for that, but we were trying to see the game out.”

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