Chelsea coach Frank Lampard warns his players ahead of Champions League opener against Sevilla.
Chelsea Football Club boss, Frank Lampard has issued a fire warning to his star players as he guides his team to their 2020-21 Champions League campaign opener against Sevilla at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday October 18.
Lampard led his side to the last 16 last season, before they were humiliated by eventual winners Bayern Munich.
Chelsea were the biggest spenders in this season’s transfer window and Lampard says that all of those at his disposal, old and young, need to appreciate just how tough European competition can be.
Lampard speaking to Chelsea’s official website: “The players that were here last year, and talking about the young players particularly in the Bayern Munich games because of the strong opposition, it would have been a learning curve for them.
“That’s the Champions League; it’s the top club competition in world football. They will be better for it; they will want to improve this year in that. We will see how much they have learned.
“Of the players we have brought in, some have more Champions League experience than others.
“We generally have younger players so it’s important we try and make sure we learn any lessons as we go because the Champions League is so cut-throat.
“You have to have absolute focus because of the level of teams you’re playing, and particularly as we start against Sevilla.”
Thiago Silva, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell are among the new players Chelsea has bought.