Lampard explains one benefit Chelsea gain from football postponement

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has admitted it is hard to maintain players fitness during the football postponement but he said it has given some rehab time for the injured players.

Lampard said Chelsea have had their own training programme for the players during the home-isolation period.

The programme is tailored personally to each player and the players are in contact with his coaching staff.

The former England midfielder, however, said it would be hard to guarantee what physical state the players will be in when they are able to return to action.

He told the Sky Sports: It’s very hard to absolutely manage that. When you’re asking them to run in that hour a day, one player can travel to somewhere where they can do some open running, some football-based running, and others can’t.

“You have to have a big element of trust in the players. It’s not the idea they’re not on their feet at all. That might be fine for me but it certainly isn’t for them to keep them in condition.”

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But Lampard also said the football hiatus gave some injured players the time to recover.

He said: “The one benefit of it has been the injured players. We went into this period with four or five pretty major injuries. It’s given them time to have a bit of rehab and specific work at home.

“Hopefully that gets us a bit fresher when they come back.”

Luckily we can see the recovery progress of some previously injured players such as Mateo Kovacic, Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek trough their social media.

The only exception is N’Golo Kante. Unsurprisingly Kante has not really given us much update on his social media.

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