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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists he doesn’t care about age when choosing a team and according to the boss, what he cares about is performance in training and in games.
With Chelsea unable to make signings this summer, several youngsters are pushing for a place in the first team and Lampard insists it’s up to the youngsters to prove to him that they are worthy of making the step up.
Lampard said, according to Chelsea’s official website: “Everybody knows I have a keen eye for the young players the Academy has produced. We now have a batch of them that are fighting to get into the first team.
“To be absolutely clear they now have to make the difference. It’s a road, it’s a pathway that is given to them, and they now have to be the ones who play well enough to get into the team.
“I don’t care about age, I just care about performance and how people train and play. It’s up to those young players to show what they can do.”
Chelsea youngsters like Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, and Kasey Palmer are part of the team in Japan.