Lampard told this Premier League player is better than Chelsea players

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According to Paul Merson, Manchester City centre-back John Stones is better than all of Chelsea defenders.

Merson believes with Frank Lampard keen on playing out of the back, the Blues should sign the Manchester City defender as he is a brilliant ball-playing defender.

“I’d go and get John Stones for that, and play him in the middle of the three. Then I’d say have Antonio Rudiger and Christensen either side of them,” Merson told Sky Sports.

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“Chelsea love to play out the back, they roll it out every time, so you need someone unbelievably good on the ball. If you have pace around them, I think it will help Chelsea; I think Stones would be a great buy, and he has to play in a three.

“Stones has the potential to be great, he really has, but he needs confidence. At the moment Chelsea have three centre-halves that aren’t in the same class as Stones on the ball.”

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