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Derby insider warns Chelsea players: Lampard will axe slackers

Frank Lampard will drop his Chelsea stars if they don't work hard enough in training.

The Blues have not won once in Lampard's three games in charge, including a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Leicester City on Sunday.

And Lampard isn't messing around with his players after some subpar performances.

The Athletic have quoted a source from Derby who claims the 41-year-old will take a hard-line approach with his players this season.

The Derby source told The Athletic: "He [Lampard] would simply refuse to play anyone who trained badly.

"We saw players who would be in the team and playing well but then they had a bad week in training and he would drop them.

"Expect the same at Chelsea. We thought it was because of his own approach as a player, everyone knows how dedicated he was, the fittest man ever, grabbing balls after training to improve."

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