Lampard reveals why the likes of Marcos Alonso may not be sold or go out on loan in January

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Covid-19 hasn’t been a good thing for football and all walks of life, especially due to the uncertainties it has created.

Football has managed to stay afloat despite the impact of coronavirus, although even players and staff test positive to the virus at times.

For Chelsea, only Kai Havertz has tested positive to the virus this season, but some clubs have been heavily impacted.

Teams with large squads will somehow have a way to survive, and Chelsea currently has a large squad.

It was expected that some players who haven’t seen much playing opportunities will leave in January either on loan or a permanent exit, but that may no longer be the case, according to the Blues boss.

Lampard has now admitted that some exits won’t take place due to the impact of coronavirus, as he’d like even his fringe players to be available, just in case.

The Chelsea boss said: “We’ll see what happens because we’re in a very tough time in terms of Covid so anything would have to be right for the club first and foremost, for the player depending on contracts and for myself, so it’s not a simple question to answer. You want to have a squad that means you can give real balance to it and give players minutes and have good competition at the same time.

“I understand players are not happy when they’re not playing, I understand that, I just can’t make the decision to play everyone and that can be challenging. At the minute we have a big squad but the first thing is how we perform week in, week out and at the moment we’re not getting the results we want. Before we were so let’s hope we get back to it very soon.”

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