Date: 28th July 2019 at 7:34am
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That first game of the 2019 / 2020 Premier League season is eagerly awaited.

Frank Lampard, fresh into his managerial role at Stamford Bridge, will be looking to get off to a good start, at Old Trafford, against Manchester United.

Hampered by the club being hit with a two-window transfer ban, the Chelsea legend will have to make do with those players who were already at the club last season plus the USA international Christian Pulisic who signed for the club before the ban was enforced.

But, despite having to operate under such a restriction, Lampard has wasted no time in deciding that there are to players in his midfield contingent that do not have a future at Chelsea Football Club, with the duo, according to The Daily Mail being Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Last season, the former was conspicuous by his absence from first-team matters whilst the latter spent the season out on loan in Serie A.

In bringing the duo to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea splashed out a combined fee of £80 million and, sat here in the editorial chair, I’d be very surprised if the club were able to recoup half of that combined fee.

Lampard, it would appear, has been decisive in his actions, something we applaud here at Vital Chelsea, deciding that the duo have no place in his plans but has he made the right decision?

Please feel free to offer your viewpoint, on the subject matter, in the comment facility beneath this article.

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20 Replies to “Lampard Tells Midfield Duo They Have No Future At Chelsea”

  • Danny Drinkwater I have not seen much of, I thought he was unfortunate not to be considered by Sari but two managers in a row can’t be wrong.
    For Bakayoko, I hate to watch him play football. I’d rather watch Maradona or Pele return to football. He is too slow for modern day football and I agree with Frank on this one.

  • I feel it is not good to
    leave Drinkwater he is a good player only that he was not given a chance to prove his talent. for bakayoko he is right

  • Bakayoko should leave and Danny should be allowed at least to prove to us fans that he is the same player that we signed from Leicester city

  • Y’all saying Danny should stay and tiemoue should leave are hypocrites, they are terrible players, tiemoue can improve if given the opportunity same as Danny. They just need proper motivation and more time on the pitch. And time is what no manager has at Chelsea.

  • Chelsea need young telented players…those two players should be sold out we don’t need them even Williams should go..

  • This is not a time for Chelsea io gamble, so let the two of them go so that Lampard will have no excuse.

  • The midfield is d heart n d engine room of any team that want to succeed. Drink water is weak n relatively less smart in ball possession, distribution n passes. He can do better in other smaller clubs but in Chelsea d pressure he can’t contend. Bakayoko will even finds it difficult.

  • Danny is close to 30 and I see no reason we should continue with a player nearing career end hence , I opine we loan Bakayoko to PL side under a tactical manager that can transform him into an enforcer/great passer of ball with eyes for goals from defensive midfield position like Yaya Toure.

  • Frank is right here…. Very very, Bakayoko is not playing his ball that make Chelsea bought him from League 1, No pace… Not wining balls in the Mildfield, As for Drinkwater he should be giving Moore playing time…he’s a good player very energetic.

  • Bakayoko should be remembered for his exploits in Monaco when playing with a bunch of young good players like him. He came to Chelsea and there was no real system being played – pass to the side and backwards. He went to AC Milan and performed after a while. Chelsea will make a mistake by selling him just because Lampard says so. He too is still learning. A loan if necessary for him to develop the abilities saw in him in Monaco. He is better than some of the folks Lampard wants to use.

  • Comment the duo are very talented and energetic players , I would wish they are given another chance to adjust

  • I suggest d two players stay because dey are still good midfielders any day anywhere but my question is what did Chelsea mgmnt saw in them that made them bought them? Lampard should rotate his squad just to give them some game time.

  • Personally I agree with Lampard that we are surplus in the CM department hence his decision to let go of the duo. This is what we all should note, that Bakayoko and Danny are not leaving because they are not good enough if given the chance, but rather because we have one too many personnel in that area of the pitch. Already we have Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic and probably Loftus cheek battling for two CM positions.

  • Bakayoko is still young, proved his abilities when he was on loan. He has more chance to improve than Dan. Lampard needs the lad, let him think through.
    This is not championship where you have seven games and the league is over.

    Dan may be loaned out to try to regain his value for sale.

  • Comment
    I trust Lampard. His decision should be final. I believe before making that decision he has assessed them in the pre season. they s’d just leave. He himself has experience in that position and knows those who are better in the position among Chelsea squard. Bakayoko is young and therefore should be allowed to prove himself elsewhere instead of ruining him on the bench. Drink water should try elsewhere.

    • Bakayoko not just to be be sold with immediate effect even Dan can improve at some where else

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