Chelsea eased past Morecambe at Stamford Bridge to proceed to the next round in the FA Cup. Goals from Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Hudson-Odoi and Kai Havertz provided a much needed win for the Blues after a run of poor results in the league.
The win was Chelsea’s second in eight games across all competitions, and Lampard believes the win should give a much needed confidence to the team to build upon. Speaking to reporters after the win, Lampard said “It gives us a little bit of coinfidence but now we have to move on.”
Chelsea’s forwards, who have struggled to score in the Premier League were on target against Morecambe as Werner ended his goal-drought. Lampard said he was happy for Werner and added “I’m pleased for him because strikers want to score goals.“
Havertz had an impressive game, as the German scored and provided an assist, and Lampard has asked for patience with the former Bayer Leverkusen player. “We have to remain paitent with Kai but he has levels that he can go up.”
The Blues manager said Chelsea forwards need to score consistently in order win games, and added “We have a lot of young players in forward areas who have real potential. If you look around the Premier League, the players at the top of the scoring charts, are 27. 28, 29 years old. They produce every week.“
Lampard confirmed Tomori could leave on loan this month after falling down the pecking order amongst Zouma, Silva, Rudiger and Christensen. The Chelsea manager added “Situation with Fikayo is open about the moment. There is a possibility he could be going on loan to get games somewhere else. So that would have to be the solution for him and the club. That was part of my thinking of not starting him today.”