Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard says beginning the brand new Premier League season on Sept. 12 is simply too early and his gamers run the danger of sustaining accidents given the quick turnaround between campaigns.
Chelsea path Bayern Munich 3-Zero heading into the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Saturday and even when they fail to beat the deficit Lampard’s aspect could have little over a month to get better earlier than the brand new season begins.
“I’m guessing we will probably be instructed after we begin and that will probably be depending on how we go in opposition to Bayern,” Lampard instructed British media on Sunday. “It’s not excellent if we stock on in opposition to Bayern – the gamers must be given a break to play on the degree and the standard product that the Premier League is. Even in a worst-case situation, we don’t undergo in opposition to Bayern, the 12th feels too early for me for the gamers to start out enjoying once more.”
Cesar Azpilicueta, Christian Pulisic, and Pedro picked up accidents throughout Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat by Arsenal within the FA Cup remaining and Lampard fears different gamers may meet an analogous destiny.
“The gamers want a break. That’s the reason we have now pulled two hamstrings and had gamers pull out of the sport earlier than this. I wish to suppose the Premier League would look critically at that,” he stated.