Lampard reveals three players he’d talk to after the game against Leicester City

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard showed his ruthless side on Sunday as he took off three youngsters at half-time.

Lampard took off Reece James, Mason Mount and Billy Gilmour at half-time after their shocking displays, and Lampard has revealed that he’d speak to the trio after the early substitution.

“Yes, I possibly will [speak to them again],” Lampard told the media. “I spoke to them all briefly at half-time and the end because it does happen in football. This is what it is. Sometimes it’s a tough game for different reasons.

“I’ll happily speak to them. I have got no problem with them; it certainly doesn’t feel an issue where I can say they didn’t give me anything. The performance was lethargic for the whole team and they were part of that.

“But individually, it’s very tough to stand out when a performance is like that. I’ll say that to them; it’s not a problem. If it’s a bit of a learning one, then fine but if I had a problem with work ethic or attitude I’d say it. But I don’t have that with them. It will be a brief conversation and we will move on. They are going to be big players for us.”

Chelsea have now reached the FA Cup semi-final for a 10th time in 19 years, more than any other club in that period.

Chelsea will face Manchester United in the semi-final of the FA Cup, and the Blues must be cautious this time, having lost to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side three times already this season.

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