Frank Lampard seemed to suggest that a few Chelsea players are not built for adversity or tough circumstances as he said after Everton beat his old team: “I’ve been here with Chelsea and some of the players get frustrated.
“I didn’t know how to play Chelsea. Of course, I have a great knowledge of the individuals.”
He added of Everton’s players in the next sentence: “They [the players] have to show they care. I like that. They don’t have to go over the line but have to show they care; the fans want to see that.
“I prodded them a bit before the game because the situation is clear. We need to perform with that level in all our remaining games. That needs to keep coming in and if it doesn’t, we have to sort it out.”
Tuchel earlier said that Chelsea need to do some surgery in this team for them to be better next season. This suggests that a few players will get sold while more of them will come in – Lampard’s hint that some of them are not built for this level is very telling.