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Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes Chelsea boss Frank Lampard deserves credit for giving Chelsea youngsters the chance to shine.
Merson believes players like Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount won’t be playing for Chelsea if another manager was in charge.
“It’s all about getting a break,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“When you look at Phil Foden at Man City, he’s a phenomenal footballer, but he never looks like getting a game. You need a break.
“Would Abraham be scoring all these goals if there wasn’t a transfer embargo and Frank Lampard wasn’t at Chelsea? Absolutely no chance.
“He and Mount would’ve been out on loan somewhere else. So you’ve got to give massive credit to Lampard.
“They have the embargo, but he could still have played more experienced players. He’s got a World Cup winner on the bench.
“This is a big job for Lampard, but he’s believed in these kids. If it goes wrong, there’s only one man getting the sack, and that’s Frank.
“Mount and Abraham have been their best two players this season, and Abraham’s goals have been good.”