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Chelsea youngsters have played a pivotal role for the Blues this season and the youngsters have helped the Blues rise to fourth position despite being underrated at the start of the campaign.
The likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James have all been a huge part of the season.
However, Chelsea’s momentum has dropped since December, and the youngsters have come under attack for their inconsistent performances.
Lampard has now challenged his youngsters to improve and level up to the challenge ahead as the club will make significant signings to strengthen the squad.
“Top clubs will always be looking to improve,” said Lampard, as quoted by the Daily Mail. “That will be a challenge that’s laid down in front of the young players and one they just have to react positively to. It’s part and parcel of playing here.
“The young players have made a great impact. We’ve had a reliance on them to a degree because we knew we couldn’t bring anyone in. Throughout the season we knew there were going to be difficult times.
“You look at Tammy Abraham at the moment and maybe Mason Mount. I think the break was particularly good for them — they can come back and hopefully show more levels in their game.
“They’ve had tough times recently and it’s up to them now to show they are a big part of our plans no matter who we bring in.”