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 brief 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 facet can have little over a month to recuperate earlier than the brand new season begins.
“I’m guessing we shall be informed once we begin and that shall be depending on how we go towards Bayern,” Lampard informed British media on Sunday. “It isn’t ultimate if we feature on towards Bayern – the gamers should be given a break to play on the stage and the standard product that the Premier League is. Even in a worst-case state of affairs, we don’t undergo towards Bayern, the 12th feels too early for me for the gamers to start out taking part in 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’ve pulled two hamstrings and had gamers pull out of the sport earlier than this. I wish to suppose the Premier League would look severely at that,” he mentioned.