Lampard says it's tough preparing players with no set return date

Lampard says it’s tough preparing players with no set return date


Frank Lampard has revealed how difficult it’s been trying to keep pushing players to play in the midst of the pandemic.

The Chelsea squad continue to train at home and the current proposed resume date of April 30 all seems to be too optimistic at the moment.

“It is very difficult at the moment because we have got nothing concrete in front of us,” Lampard said in a FaceTime interview with Chelsea’s ‘The 5th Stand’ official club app as h/t by FourFourTwo.

“We have seen that things can change very quickly, so we can only go by the dates we have been given, at the moment it looks like May 1 or the end of April.”

“But daily or probably weekly we are looking at it, saying: ‘well, how do we train? What does it look like?”

Lampard also revealed that Callum Hudson-Odoi is fully recovered and doing fine after recently testing positive for COVID-19.

Willian was also given permission to go visit his family in Brazil and Lampard insists he would not stop any of his players from being with their families in this moment.

“This situation has obviously been changing frequently from the start and it is all new ground,” the Chelsea boss said.

“I’ve just let them know that I am there for them individually because these are tough times whether it’s emotionally, physically everything we have to be there for the players.”

“For me, my message to the players has always been look after your family at this time”

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