Frank Lampard explains why he welcomes strifes between his players

Frank Lampard doesn’t mind a little bit of conflict between his players.

During the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, Tammy Abraham won a spot-kick and was eager to take the penalty.

Both Jorginho and Abraham started arguing on who’s gonna take the shot, and captain Cesar Azpiliqueta had to intervene and cool the situation to ensure Jorginho was the one who took it.

“It’s been dealt with. No problems,” Lampard told BT Sport.

“I want leaders and I don’t mind a little bit of conflict. If Tammy wanted to take it because he wants a goal and then he gets put in his place a little – and I appreciate his eagerness because his performance deserved a goal – these are the rules.

“You don’t jump ahead of the list unless someone’s got a hat-trick, then maybe I decide.”

Lampard was delighted with the presentation and result, yet conceded his side expected to venture up a level in the second half subsequent to coming in at 0-0.

“Not many teams put four past Palace because they are so well organised and well-coached,” Lampard added.

“We started well and looked like we would create but then we came off it a little bit and weren’t bright enough and didn’t have enough speed in our game.

“But we showed more at the start of the second half which is great and we get four goals. We had to mix it up and show more urgency, with more movement.”


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