Fikayo Tomori is set for a loan move in January.
The 23-year old defender has barely made a start this season and has gone down in the pecking order of Lampard’s centre-back choices.
Tomori featured in the second-half in Blues’ 4-0 win over Morecambe and prior to that his last feature was back in September against Spurs in the Carabao Cup.
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Lampard said: “The situation with Fikayo is open at the moment. There is a possibility he could be going on loan to get games somewhere else.
“So that would have to be the solution for him and the club. That was part of my thinking of not starting him today.
“I gave him some minutes at the end but while we were looking at that I wanted to make sure it was the right thing for the club and for him and individually. So that’s why he didn’t start.
“But his attitude, even though he hasn’t played much recently, has been fantastic in training and in how he is.”