Just because Chelsea is full of youngsters, doesn’t mean the blame is on them for struggling lately. That’s what Frank Lampard believes.
“I don’t think it’s inexperience,” Lampard told a news conference. “You can look at the youth in the squad and perhaps that’s an easy conclusion.
“Perhaps that’s part of it but it’s not easy to pinpoint. The clinical nature of not scoring, the sloppy nature of having a lapse which gives a team with one or two shots a goal, which has happened a couple of times at home. Is it experience, quality? There’s a lot of things to it.
“This period is what all Premier League clubs suffer. As young players you have to be even more aware that it can affect their confidence, because they’re new to the team and the eyes of the world are on them.
“It’s a big deal and a test for the younger players and I think with the physical nature of the league over the course of the season then there were always going to be little dips.
“The players will certainly come out of it better. It’s how they train, how they play. I believe in all of them and think they’re all going to be top players for this club, but they have to keep pushing and get out of moments like this.”