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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has helped some Chelsea youngsters break into the first team, and so far the youngsters are proving that they deserve to be in the team.
The likes of Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham have all been a core part of Lampard’s squad, while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James are only coming from injuries.
Lampard was known as a professional to the core during his playing career, and it’s no surprise that he achieved all he did during his time in the game.
Lampard has revealed that the mentality was instilled in him by his father and he hopes to pass it on to the younger players.
On the advice he was given as a young player by his father, Lampard said: “It was all about being on top of any sort of sloppy moments I had… being quite critical and I don’t think that’s a bad thing.
“It made me harsh on myself which I think was a good thing.
“My dad’s mantra of only hard work and training and daily application is going to get you where you want to be.
“I took that on board in my career and I want to pass that on to these lads…. they are young boys as well as young football players…. when they do leave here we lose them slightly, they go home and that’s when you need good people around you.”