Frank Lampard, Chelsea coach, expressed his regret at the absence of his wings Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech from the squad due to injury, indicating that this deprived the team of effectiveness and creativity, and then played a role in the defeat (1-0) against Everton in the Premier League, Saturday evening .
Moroccan Ziyech missed the confrontation at the Goodison Park stadium. Due to a hamstring injury he suffered during his team’s 3-0 victory over Leeds United earlier this December, while the coach decided not to involve American Pulisic as a precaution to avoid any troubles.
“Pulisic was not feeling well during the week, so we decided not to take part in the match,” Lampard told reporters.
Lampard explained that the large number of matches have a negative effect on the attacking players in the tournament.
“There are muscle injuries everywhere. The attackers are getting injured. Is our performance affected by the absence of these players? Yes, because their presence is important to us.”
A number of Premier League coaches are demanding that 5 substitutions be allowed per match (instead of the current 3) so that they can rest the players in light of the many matches that many complain about at the present time.