Frank Lampard’s Chelsea tackle Bayern Munich within the Champions League spherical of 16.© AFP
Frank Lampard has known as on the Premier League to offer Chelsea a good begin to subsequent season, saying the September 12 launch date is “too early” for his gamers. The Blues misplaced Saturday’s FA Cup closing 2-1 to London rivals Arsenal however are nonetheless not completed with the present marketing campaign. Lampard’s facet tackle Bayern Munich on Saturday within the rescheduled second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie, trailing 3-Zero from the primary leg. Even in the event that they exit the competitors, Chelsea can have simply 35 days earlier than the brand new season is because of start.
Manchester City are additionally nonetheless within the Champions League, the ultimate of which is scheduled for August 23, whereas Manchester United and Wolves are concerned within the Europa League, which ends on August 21.
It is known that when Premier League golf equipment agreed a September 12 begin date, it was additionally clear there would should be a minimum of a 30-day break for Chelsea and any of the opposite groups enjoying within the end-of-season European competitions.
Lampard misplaced Willian and Ruben Loftus-Cheek on the eve of the FA Cup closing to harm and Cesar Azpilicueta and goalscorer Christian Pulisic through the recreation to hamstring issues.
“Even in a worst-case scenario, we don’t go through against Bayern, the 12th feels too early for me for the players to start playing again,” mentioned the Chelsea boss.
“The players need a break. That is why we have pulled two hamstrings and had players pull out of the game before this.”
Lampard implored the Premier League to ensure golf equipment begin the subsequent season with a stage enjoying subject.
“I would like to think the Premier League would look seriously at that,” he mentioned.
“Hopefully they give us a fair start next season. We deserve to be (given a fair start) as a Premier League club competing in the Champions League.”
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