Brighton vs Chelsea: Lampard reacts to Loftus-Cheek’s efficiency

Chelsea supervisor, Frank Lampard, has defended Ruben Loftus-Cheek following his poor show towards Brighton on Monday evening.

The 24-year-old made solely his third begin in 2020 and performed in a extra superior position forward of Jorginho and N’Golo Kante in midfield.

Nonetheless, Loftus-Cheek was taken off and changed by Ross Barkley within the 61st minute, having didn’t make an impression.

The England midfielder has been out of actions for 13 months after struggling an Achilles damage in Might 2019.

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He was criticized by Sky Sports activities pundits, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher after the match, with Neville describing his efficiency as ‘actually disappointing’.

However Lampard insists Loftus-Cheek must be given extra taking part in time following his return from damage.

“With Ruben clearly he’s been out for a very long time, even his return to play was fairly damaged by lockdown and the restart when he was nearly to play some video games,” Lampard stated after the sport.

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“We actually have to provide Ruben a little bit of time on these fronts.

“It was attention-grabbing for me to see Ruben in that No.10 place right now. He can actually give us heaps in these areas.”

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