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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard named Chelsea’s youngest ever starting line-up in the Premier League for the visit of Sheffield United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Lampard made one change to the team that started against Norwich, playing Fikayo Tomori ahead of Andreas Christensen.
Chelsea’s starting XI against Sheffield United had an average age of just 24 years and 158 days.
“It’s important that the younger players feel part of the team, but let’s not forget that they will rely on a lot of help from the experienced players in the team along the way,” wrote Lampard in his programme notes.
“I’m not just looking to play young teams but it’s a good sign for the club that we have performed the way we have with a young team.”
Speaking after the 2-2 draw against Sheffield United, Lampard said about his record breaking Chelsea starting XI: “I don’t put that together and I couldn’t care less that we had the youngest team in Premier League history.
“It was a real plus last week that it was the youngest in 24/25 years, and the fact that it is young today I don’t think it relates at all.”