Frank Lampard declared himself pleased with his team’s performance after a 1-1 home draw with Krasnodar brought the curtain down on our Champions League group stage campaign.
Jorginho’s penalty cancelled out an opener from Remy Cabella and ensured the Blues finished Group E unbeaten, with top spot already confirmed before this evening’s action.
The Chelsea head coach made 10 changes from the weekend win over Leeds United, including handing full European debuts to Billy Gilmour and Tino Anjorin, and reflected afterwards on being happy with the team’s attitude on the night.
‘It was a good workout, particularly with some of the individual performances in there,’ he explained. ‘Billy Gilmour was really good on his return and Tino Anjorin was really good making his full debut in the Champions League.
‘There were no injuries, we got the work in the legs for people that needed it and also the ones that come off the bench because we’ll be needing them this week so I’m very pleased. We wanted to win but it a tough game to navigate. I asked the lads to be professional and get their attitude right and they all certainly did that.’
Finally, there was a fitness update on Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi…
‘Both players are hopefully going to be missing for around two weeks. They had scans yesterday and they’re showing it will be about two weeks so I think that’s positive, particularly with Hakim.
‘With Callum, we didn’t know what to expect because it was an injury he got in training a couple of days ago.’