FRANK LAMPARD must pick up his side after a sobering 4-0 defeat to Manchester United.
It was a disastrous start to the campaign for the Blues – who are currently under a transfer ban and must now look ahead to a trip to Istanbul for the Super Cup final in midweek.
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PEDRO talks about Abraham and says "I really trust him".
Speaking at the press conference ahead of the Super Cup final, Pedro said: “I've known Tammy for a long time from when he was in the academy. I saw him training and on loan saw his improvement. His strength was to be in the Chelsea first team. He got a chance to be here because he deserves it. In pre-season, he has worked very hard. He was very close to start very well”.
Pedro added: “He is a player who has a great talent, work rate and that goal could have helped for the confidence, but I really trust him.”
Abraham started Chelsea's first premier league game of the season, but was substituted after 66 minutes, without scoring.
LAMPARD says he's a “huge fan” of Mason Mount.
When asked about Mason Mount during his press conference before the Super Cup tomorrow, Lampard said: “With Mason, I don't like to compare him against myself because we're different players. But about Mason himself, he has an incredible attitude, great work ethic and I love how he works to get the ball back.”
Lampard also made it clear that he feels there is more to come from Mount, saying Mount's a: “fantastic talent, to be part of possession and score and make assists. I'm a huge fan of his, he's a part of the first team and there's still more to come from him.”
WILLIAN will start the Super Cup final on the bench.
In his press conference before the Super Cup final, Lampard said: “Willian and Rudiger are in different stages of fitness. His [Willian's] injury has healed but he didn't have a pre-season, so to put him in high-intensity match would be a risk. He's not far from fit and he'll be working this week on his fitness. He'll be on bench but we'll see if he'll come on”.
Lampard said Rudiger was in the same place, but they: “have to be careful. They were part of the squad that won the Europa League and I wanted them to be part of the squad because of that.”
N'GOLO KANTE is an injury concern ahead of the Super Cup final tomorrow.
Chelsea are assessing Kante after he picked up an injury during his substitute appearance against Manchester United.
Lampard has downplayed any suggestion that Kante doesn't fit into his plans, and said in his press conference before the Super cup: “The selection of N'Golo on the bench was purely because he had injury, missed pre-season, so he wasn't ready”.
The Chelsea manager added: “I'm very aware of how important he is for us. He picked up injury in the game so we are assessing that for tomorrow”.
STEPHANIE FRAPPART will become the first woman to officiate a major Uefa final on Wednesday, and believes her team are ready.
Speaking at the press conference ahead of the Super Cup final, Stephanie Frappart said:“We have to prove ourselves technically and physically that we are the same as the men. We are not afraid about (wrong decisions). We are ready”.
Frappart dismissed any suggestion that the final would be a step up, saying: “I think there is not a lot difference because football is the same. It’s the same rules so I will do the same as the women’s game”.
Lampard commented on the appointment, saying: “It’s great news and I am very pleased to be part of this history. It has been due. The game has come a long way and I think we were very slow, but we are making that up. I am very pleased and it’s another step in the right direction”.
Frappart became the first woman to officiate in French's Ligue 1 in April.
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