Lampard explains why Chelsea finished Leicester game without a striker

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Chelsea finished the game against Leicester City on Saturday without a striker after Chelsea boss Frank Lampard replaced Tammy Abraham with Ross Barkley despite Michy Batshuayi being on the bench.

Explaining his decision to take off Abraham for Barkley instead of Batshuayi, Lampard explained it wasn’t to shore things up but to increase Chelsea’s possession of the ball.

Lampard said: “Not really to shore it up but we have spent a lot of time this week on how we press without the ball and I thought Ross has been playing pretty well recently.

“It was just a case of bringing him on. He and Willian in those positions to maybe get a bit more ball because at that point it hadn’t really stuck for us much up there. Just a choice.”

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