Frank Lampard demands Chelsea's trip to Sevilla is a long way from a dead elastic — despite the two groups having just qualified for the Champions League knockout stage.
A success will everything except guarantee the Londoners finish top of Group E and Lampard needs his periphery players to utilize this game and the following week's last match against Krasnodar to have a special interest in customary football. The Blues boss has a completely fit crew to browse unexpectedly this season in front of a busy December schedule.
Lampard, 42, stated: "It unquestionably is certifiably not a dead elastic. We need to win the group for various reasons. "By and large winning the group is the beneficial pathway, however that isn't clear constantly. "As far as inspiration, players who haven't had numerous minutes need to show me why they should be in the starting XI. "I have troublesome choices and it is an opportunity for players to give me more troublesome choices going ahead.
"We are on a good run. We haven't lost since Liverpool, which was a troublesome game for us in view of conditions that occurred in the game. "My sentiments in football are, in the event that you are working out in a good way and attempt and flick the switch off and afterward flick it back on once more, it doesn't work that way."
Youthful midfielder Billy Gilmour is accessible unexpectedly this term and Lampard is hoping to hand the skilled Scot, 19, some valuable minutes. He added: "Gilmour is fit at this point. He could most likely do with some more match minutes, which are difficult to get in Covid times.
"He is in the crew. It would be decent in the event that he could get some game time in the leftover two Champions League group games." A fourth successive victory in Europe would be Chelsea's best run since 2011-2012, when they won the prize for the solitary time.
In any case, Sevilla are unbeaten in their last seven games against Premier League opponents, which means Julen Lopetegui's side will participate in the challenge loaded with certainty.
Did you know?
Chelsea have just won one of their last 10 games against Spanish opponents in the Champions League and are winless in six since a 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid back in September 2017.
This is the third time Sevilla have remained unbeaten in their initial four Champions League group stage matches. They recently dealt with the equivalent in 2009-10 and 2016-17 however have never been unbeaten in their initial five.
Chelsea's Timo Werner has been engaged with nine goals in nine Champions League away games (eight goals and one help). He likewise flaunts the most objective associations in the opposition for the Blues so far this season (three goals and one assist).
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