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Chelsea got off to a flying result before the international break, as Frank Lampard guided his side to a 4-0 win against Crystal Palace.
It was a fine way to enter the international break, and one would think Lampard would be very much satisfied. However, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin, has revealed that the Blues boss will have selection headache to worry about when the players return to the team, and prepare to face Southampton this weekend.
Neither Mason Mount nor Reece James played in Chelsea’s 4-0 win against Crystal Palace, but Nevin believes they have now left Lampard with a selection dilemma against the Saints, due to their performance while on international duty with England.
Nevin wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “Had Reece James and Mason Mount not got those [England] caps over the past week, they might have come back to training at Cobham far from bubbly.
“As it is they will be buzzing, happy and confident, the perfect recipe for players to produce their best football. Because of this Frank has a very tough task picking the team for Southampton on Saturday with those two up for it as much as they have ever been. The favourite problem any manager ever has.”