Hasselbaink says Chelsea’s young stars are not ready for the Premier League yet after Lampard’s first game in charge

By | 11th July 2019

CHELSEA icon Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was clearly unimpressed by the young Blues side in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Bohemians.

The club legend fears some of the starlets might not have what it takes to succeed at Stamford Bridge.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink claims some Chelsea youngsters won’t make it at Stamford Bridge following yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Bohemians
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Frank Lampard started a number of Blues starlets in Dublin yesterday
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Bohemians bagged a late equaliser to cancel out Michy Batshuayi’s first-half opener.

Frank Lampard, 41, gave a chance to a number of Chelsea kids, with Marc Guehi, Dujon Sterling and Conor Gallagher all starting in Dublin yesterday.

But according to former striker Hasselbaink, 47, some of the youngsters were not up to the task.

He says that the young Chelsea stars were too clumsy with the ball – and a few of them might not be able to improve enough to make it at Stamford Bridge.


Hasselbaink said: “They lost the ball way too easy.

“Players were having too many touches, sometimes seven, eight touches and it slows the game down.

“It will be a lesson for Frank to see players and in a way it will make his mind up.

“Moving the ball fast is his idea of how he wants to play the game. The majority of successful teams do move the ball quickly.

“We saw today, especially in the second half, certain players were dwelling a little bit too much on the ball.

“They didn’t have a solution before they had the ball.

“It might be that it’s pre-season, it might be that they’re not fit yet and it will come.

“For some it might be a little too much. That is for Frank to figure out, who those players are and who he will go further with.

“That’s why those games are so important.”

Some fans are bizarrely calling for Lamps to get the boot already following a disappointing result in his first game in charge.

And chants of “you’re getting sacked in the morning” were also heard from the home crowd yesterday.

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