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The Premier League is set to resume action after being out for about three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Premier League has resolved that the remaining 92 games will be played behind closed doors, and this will definitely be a challenge for the teams involved, as it is something that they haven’t been used to.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed that he has drilled his players on this aspect and doesn’t think that it will affect his team’s play, although he admitted that games might become slower.
“In football terms you prepare pretty much the same,” Lampard pointed out in an interview with the official Chelsea website.
“There will definitely be different variables around the game now. We’ll have to try to make sure we prepare as well as we can in terms of being ready for the change in atmosphere. We’ve had discussions about that with the players. It will be different for everyone.
“It may change the pace of the game, it might change the slight tone of it. We’ve seen that slightly in Germany and we need to be ready to adapt to that. All we can do really is get ourselves as fit as possible. That’s been a difficult task in the short term, to get fit when we’re used to longer pre-seasons.
“We have worked hard on that, and when it comes to match days we’ll have to make sure we’re very ready for the changes from the norm, and make sure it doesn’t affect our performance on the pitch.”