Chelsea boss Benitez insists Lampard issues not affecting morale

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez insists Frank Lampard's future isn't unsettling the locker room.

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez insists Frank Lampard's future isn't unsettling the locker room.

Benitez insisted the uncertainty over Lampard’s future — and Terry’s very public backing of the midfielder — will not unsettle the dressing room ahead of the FA Cup tie against Southampton.

The Spaniard said: "Nobody was talking about this, we were just concentrating on the job [during yesterday’s training session].

"They will have their feelings but also, at the same time, they will manage the situation as professionals on the pitch.

"I didn’t know [about the message]. I was surprised when they told me but that’s it. We know that we have to manage the situations as they are coming."

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