Chelsea boss unwilling to rest in-from Blues forward Timo Werner.
Frank Lampard was on the verge of resting the £47 million striker but Christian Pulisic’s hamstring problem in the warm-up made him change the decision.
Pulisic will miss out the weekend game against Sheffield United and Werner would likely partner up with Tammy Abraham upfront with whom he’s developing a good partnership.
“I am not going to give the team away but I think it is clear with the Burnley game that I was planning on giving him a rest,” Lampard told reporters at Cobham Training Centre.
“It was more because of the journey to Burnley and the journey to Russia and back.
“Timo has played a lot of games. It is always a balance in my head between players playing a lot of games and enjoying it with finding their way in the team and making relationships, finding their way in the league if they are new in the league.
“I think that has been a big deal for Timo as well. So I have been happy with that point, as we look forward, I will try to manage those minutes to keep him as fresh as I can. At the minute, he is going well so we will see.”