Lampard responds to situation about playing in front of an empty stadium

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Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Premier League could be faced with a situation where games could be played behind closed doors as the FA are considering the safest measures to control a widespread of the virus.

Reacting to this recent development, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has admitted that while it might be the best approach to take, the game without fans in the stadium will never be the same.

The Chelsea manager said in his press conference: “It wouldn’t affect preparation. You would still take on the opposition in front of you. It would obviously affect the atmosphere. That would take away a lot from the game when you don’t have fans.

“It’s part of why we love this sport, but there are clearly some things that are more important. If that’s the path that gets chosen by the authorities, or the government, then you go with that.

“We are not shaking hands. We are following the protocol that is recommended, the doctors lead that one with us. We are doing everything we can with our ears open as things change.”

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