Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will make changes for the visit of Aston Villa following his side’s Boxing Day defeat to Arsenal.
The Blues lost 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium, their third consecutive Premier League away defeat, and Lampard fumed after the game that his side had under-performed, especially in the first half.
They have a chance to rectify their insipid performance almost immediately as Villa travel to Stamford Bridge on Monday evening.
The tight turnaround means Lampard was likely to shuffle his pack any way but he hinted that others could miss out as a result of the Arsenal game.
Timo Werner struggled once more and was hauled off at half-time, while Christian Pulisic had little to no impact, with the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Kai Havertz and Olivier Giroud pushing for recalls against high-flying Villa.
“There will be some changes and I knew that anyway,” Lampard said.
“I’m certainly not going to bang the drum about the turnaround after our performance (at Arsenal). It’s not the important point.
“But to play two games in two days we have to make changes anyway. Some of them will happen now because of how the game went and people will have to come in and inject the energy and the personality of our normal performances.
“The reason we went so many games unbeaten was because of that, so we’ve come off that and we must come back on it quickly. Some of it is maybe where we are at as a squad.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.