Lampard sends warning to Chelsea’s quiet players

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has urged the quiet players at Chelsea to be more vocal on the pitch.

“It’s something I picked up before, something I talk about with the players and one of the easiest things to do on the pitch – to help your teammates by being vocal,” Lampard said.

“We don’t have enough of it, for sure. We have to get better and it’s something I drill into the players, particularly now where you can hear it because the stadiums feel different.

“You can be as quiet as you want off the pitch – we have some quiet players who keep themselves to themselves – but they must come out of that on the pitch. They must demand the ball, otherwise, the game can pass you by.

“They must have the character to talk to people around them and where we are young we have to improve.

“Maybe as the players grow into themselves a little bit, I keep telling them, the staff keeps telling them, hopefully, that message will hit home. But sometimes it’s not that easy when players are generally quiet.”

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