Jamie Redknapp: Chelsea senior players must wake up

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A lot of praise had been accorded to Chelsea youngsters for their early season form as they carried the club on their back for several weeks.

Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori were in top form that they scored the first 11 goals for Chelsea in the Premier League this season.

The form of the Chelsea youngsters had dropped in recent weeks and the academy products are now facing a lot of pressure.

However, Jamie Redknapp has urged the senior players in Frank Lampard’s squad to step up to the plate now that the youngsters are no longer performing.

Jamie Redknapp wrote in his column for the Daily Mail: “Chelsea have had a wobble, losing four of their last five Premier League games under Frank Lampard, but let’s take a moment to think before hammering his youngsters.

“Mason Mount is 20, and Tammy Abraham is 22, and there has been such an emphasis on these two to be everything for Chelsea – to create, to score, to be their match-winners.

“They have been dynamite but to expect them to do all of that week in, week out in the world’s most difficult division is unrealistic.

“The more experienced members of Lampard’s squad have to stand up and be counted, too. They need to take on their share of the workload.

“The likes of Willian and fit-again Pedro cannot expect Mount and Abraham to carry this club. When on the pitch, they need to perform.”

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