Lampard admits he doesn’t expect his players to play with high energy

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been upset with the fixture schedule that was drafted out for his players.

Chelsea will have to play Arsenal on Saturday evening and face Aston Villa exactly 48 hours after, without any time to recover.

Lampard believes this is wrong and also expect his lads to play at a high level performance when there’s no time to recover in between.

Lampard said: “I can’t expect to get a high-energy and high-level performance out of them. Every club in the Premier League has sports scientists, and when we play now it is the second day after a game when we will be training as a second-day recovery, because it is not good for the players to even train at a high or medium level, let alone play 90 minutes.

“Everybody club in the Premier League knows that, the Premier League knows that, so they have to inform the broadcasters. The broadcasters are looking for the best product.

“I will have to rotate players, I will have to see after Arsenal where players are in their fitness, every individual is different, we will do our best to get the turnaround right.”

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