Frank Lampard told his Chelsea players they ‘re not fighting on the Stamford Bridge for their futures because they’re trying to win Champions League football.
Following the crushing 3-0 loss Saturday at Sheffield United, the Blues boss admitted to having “learned a lot” about his team.
Chelsea is revising their roster for the next term this summer with Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner of RB Leipzig on board in West London.
The Blues are likely to start looking for more hires, and a handful of players will also leave the club – but Lampard has confirmed that he will not use the long-term futures of anyone as a motivation ahead of Tuesday’s crucial Premier League clash with Norwich already relegated.
Lampard said: “No, I want the players just to fight to be a Chelsea player in terms of fighting for their futures and win the game that’s in hand. It’s Norwich tomorrow and it’s going to be Manchester United at the weekend. But we are not moving ahead and no one will. The only one that matters at the minute is the next game ahead. We ‘re at a season crucial stage; Norwich then tomorrow in terms of the Liverpool and Wolves competition. We know what’s in front of us, we know we’ve got the capabilities in the squad and the team because we’ve shown lots of different points this season, that’s what puts us in third place and we need to finish the job now.”