The thumping 4-0 victory over Morecambe worked as an exercise for boosting confidence as the Chelsea manager chose a powerful XI facing the League two team.
, there is a shortage of ruthlessness in the Blues, and believes his squad doesn’t have enough “killers”, notwithstanding their astounding 4-0 FA Cup victory overMorecambe
. Lampard used the win as an exercise for the squad to build their confidence as he chose a strong XI when facing the League Two team.
Timo Werner put an end to his dry spell and Kai Havertz scored a goal after 15 matches. Winning only one game in their last six matches is due to running on a poor form.
The Blues manager admitted that what his side lacks is a killer instinct which most top teams have.
What we can’t ask the youth of this squad sometimes is to be absolutely consistent and be killers, like other players in the league are in terms of the numbers they produce and consistently produce,
" Lampard said.
That will come for our lads but at the moment their contributions are good.
"I mean killers in the best possible terms and I hope people know what I mean. We have a lot of young players with a lot of potential, who are coming through and of a young age.
"However, the players at the top of the Premier League are scoring week on week and winning year on year, and at the ages of 27, 28, and are very established and they produce week on week, with big numbers. Players at that stage expect to be producing at those sorts of levels.
"So, for us, there's work to be done to get to the levels where hopefully we can jump to challenge those teams."
Of those regulars out of action on Sunday were Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, and Edouard Mendy. Fikayo Tomori was played for a few minutes and his development failed to continue as he has only appeared on the pitch once since September, and Lampard reveals that he might go away on a loan deal this month.
Situation with Fikayo is open at the moment. There is a possibility he could be going on loan to get games somewhere else
," he added. "
So that would have to be the solution for him and the club.
"That was part of my thinking of not starting him today. I gave him some minutes at the end but while we are looking at that I wanted to make sure it was the right thing for the club and for him and individually. So that’s why he didn’t start - but his attitude, even though he hasn’t played much recently, has been fantastic in training and in how he is.”