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Frank Lampard says Chelsea must settle exhausted players’ contracts before Premier League resumes

Frank Lampard says Chelsea must settle exhausted players’ contracts before Premier League resumes

Frank Lampard says Chelsea plans to extend Willian and Olivier Giroud’s contracts if the season starts again.

The pair are the two most notable players whose contracts expire on June 30.

Chelsea’s last game was a 4-0 victory over Everton on March 8 – a game where Giroud and Willian both scored.

Blues head coach said Sky Sports News he wants the same team until the end of the season if there is a successful restart.

“We still don’t know if and when the game will start. We have big players [out of contract] it’s something that I’m obviously looking at very carefully, “he said. Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp.

“Those who are out of contract here have been great servants for the club and actually have a lot of feelings for the club.

“Of course they will be concerned about themselves, as far as the current lineup is concerned and if the preseason is in a hurry, they will have to make sure they are okay.

“So it will have to be something we have to look at, I hope we can make arrangements to keep them with us. “

“I would love the team to look like the one for the season, but we will have to see how it works. “

Premier League clubs will vote on Monday to resume a first training phase, which would see players maintaining social distancing guidelines in small groups, in accordance with government restrictions to control the coronavirus.

“People who speak from the heart”

Lampard defended the Premier League players against any concerns they may have regarding a return to training and demanded better communication.

“Everyone will handle these situations differently,” said Lampard. Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp.

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“People like Troy Deeney, you have to give freedom to speak, because people will speak from the bottom of their hearts.

“I think we need to improve this communication so that the players know what they’re going through and can then make those decisions. “

“Empathy with players is important”

While the Premier League has been suspended for more than two months, Lampard insists that his team wants to resume fighting, but also considers the health of their families.

“My guys, I know – and I’m sure all managers will speak the same way – they’re good guys,” said Lampard. “Their intentions and feelings for their families are good. They want to come here and work. They can’t wait to come back to play football. “

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard says it's important that coaches empathize with players

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard says it’s important that coaches are empathetic towards players

“I think the important part of my job right now is a lot of empathy with the players.

“You can’t just say,” Guys, we’re going in this direction “, because it’s a situation that none of us have experienced. It’s not a players strike, it’s not a player who doesn’t want to train, or a player having an argument with another player, it’s something that affected everyone and their families . ”

“Training plans for the first phase in progress”

Lampard had a successful first season at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea on the road to qualifying for the Champions League when they were fourth on the table with nine games left when the league was suspended.

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Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard said he plans to resume training next week

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard said he plans to resume training next week

If training resumes next week, Lampard says he has thought about how best to prepare his players under the current restrictions.

“We are starting to plan because I think we are still waiting for a few things, but we know there is a vote on Monday and there will be tests going on around this and then we plan to resume training early mid-week next, “said Lampard.

“I just had a chat with the planning staff for Phase 1 because it will be very different for us due to the restrictions. “

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