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Press Conference: Frank Lampard on Kepa’s future, youngsters call up, ongoing pressure and more

Press Conference: Frank Lampard on Kepa's future and more

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has talked to the media on Friday afternoon ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup clash with Morecambe.

The Blues boss provided team news, spoke on Kepa Arrizabalaga’s future, rising pressure and more.

On Kepa’s future, Lampard said:

“He’s trained really well and his attitude around the place has been brilliant. He’s our player and I won’t be alluding to what might happen in January.”

As Chelsea currently struggle to win matches, Lampard has been under rising pressure, and to that Blues boss reacted:

“When you have a squad as big as we do, there are probably more non-starters than starters. So it’s only human nature that players find that tough.

“In terms of myself, I came into this job expecting pressure. And I have to say my personality is that when things are going well, I put more pressure on myself because I worry about what is around the corner.

“Now I find this morning challenging in a good way because I can find out more about myself, the team, and my members of staff. I love doing what I’m doing and I never expected an easy run in this job.”

On Christensen injury, Lampard said:

“It was very that moment in the Villa game. The injury isn’t too bad which is good news for him. He should be back training with us tomorrow.”

The West London side has called up three youngsters to first team training, and on that topic, Lampard said:

“We’ve called up both Tinos (Anjorin and Livramento) Jude, Lewis Bat and Henry Lawrence. It’s a great experience for them and something I’ve wanted to do.

“They’ve got real potential and there are lots of steps for them in different ways.”


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