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It’s every manager’s dream to have not only a good squad, but a large one at that too, that should go round an entire season and survive the hurdle of many games, fatigue and injuries.
Ahead of the season’s resumption on June 17 after more than two months of inaction due to the coronavirus pandemic, football games are set to resume in England and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will have a full squad of players to select from.
While this might sound as a good thing, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has revealed that it’d be difficult for the boss to select his team for the first couple of games as football has been absent for a while now and it will be difficult to know the players in form.
“I will say that Frank Lampard has a lot of important decisions to make,” Nevin told the official Chelsea website.
“He has put a lot of stock on who has trained well before choosing his team this season, but that will be different now in what is a fast-tracked pre-season training regime.
“How do you really figure out who is in good form really? I reckon there will be much more guess work than there normally is. And what about those who were “flying” just before the lockdown.
“It would feel very unfair on them if they were hoofed for the next game, even if there has been a few months in between those two fixtures.
“There are of course the players who could be available again after injuries. We hope that the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek are back to 100 per cent after such a long lay-off. There will also be the delicacy of those players who are expected to be leaving the club. Do you play them? That is never an easy decision.”