Lampard praises youngsters after Chelsea win
Frank Lampard was pleased with the performance of Chelsea in the 4-0 win over St Patrick’s, and in particular the display of the youngsters.
Olivier Giroud came off the bench to net a second-half double in Dublin after first-half goals from Mason Mount and Emerson Palmieri had put the visitors in control.
But as well as Mount, Tammy Abraham and Fikayou Tomori also caught the eye of the new Chelsea boss, who was pleased with what he saw.
‘Good performance, good result,’ Lampard told Sky Sports.
‘We could have scored a lot more goals was the one thing I was slightly frustrated with.
But I was particularly impressed with the energy of the team I the first half, which I was thought was great.
‘You have to put everything into these games to get something out of them.
And the second half, I did not quite like as much and those are the things that show you need to keep working.
‘Fitness is what we are striving for and combinations and we already have combinations with the ball, but our fitness can get much netter.
‘A lot has been made of the younger players we have here and they need to know that if they impress and put what they did into a game like today’s, then great.
‘From the first moments you could see that Mason, Tammy and Tomori were really at it and that is what we want.
We need to have competition in the squad, we work hard here, the academy has been first class for years and we want those players to show they deserve a place in the team.’