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Ahead of Chelsea’s home game against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has revealed that he’s having a hard time to pick a team for each game.
There is lots of competition for places in the Chelsea team and the Blues boss is already finding a settled first eleven.
With players now returning from long-term injuries, Lampard has had to leave some big names out of the squad as Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic have failed to make some match day squad.
The Chelsea manager is happy with the competition for places and has revealed that he’s finding it difficult to pick his team each week.
“I’m sympathetic to every one of my players. Every game, every selection, I want a group that’s going to be successful over a period of time,” Lampard told the media.
“To analyse over one game or three games or five games or ten games is difficult for me because sometimes the team will do the talking on the pitch, like they’re doing at the moment. I’m sympathetic to all of them.
“They’re not easy decisions I have to make every Friday, every Saturday, as the week comes to an end. I’m always thinking of the bigger picture and that’s all the players, not focusing on anyone individually.
“I’m sympathetic, yes. Some players will make you feel you need to be a bit tougher, some the opposite, you put your arm round them. I want the best for all of them and then I have to pick my team as I see it.”