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Chelsea boss Lampard fires warning at his kids: I'm not waiting for you

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has warned his players their youth is no excuse after the manner of defeat at Everton.

Lampard admits he won't be waiting around for his young players to catch up.

He explained, "They have to get used to it quickly.

"I can give them a tiny bit of room maybe for the youth of some of the team but at the same time, they might be young but they are not silly.

"They know physical contact happens in games like the Everton one. The game gets broken up, the ball goes direct into your box, it is another thing to deal with and we just have to deal with it better.

"There are home truths all the time, whatever game you play and players consistently need to hear that. I have a good bunch and in the Premier League with the competitive nature of it, there are going to be difficult patches and times when you lose games.

"It is certainly not the end of the world but it is important that we take on board lessons from games like Saturday and West Ham, because we had a week when we were poor, fantastic, and poor again, so that lack of consistency is not going to get us where we want to be."

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