Lampard gives two reasons why he’ll now make changes

Frank Lampard says he will make changes for Chelsea’s game against Aston Villa – partly because of the performance against Arsenal.

Blues boss Lampard was already planning to make changes given that his side face two games in as many days.

But he will also make changes for today’s encounter because of the poor display at the Emirates Stadium, where Chelsea were beaten 3-1 and were woeful in the first half.

Lampard explained: “There will be some changes and I knew that anyway. To play two games in two days, we have to make changes.

“Some of them will now happen as well because of how the (Arsenal) game went and people will have to come in and inject the energy and personality we need.”

It seems likely that Timo Werner will make way, having been replaced at half-time along with Mateo Kovacic at Arsenal.

German striker Werner has not scored in 10 games and has not found it easy to adapt to the Premier League.

Speaking about Werner at his post-match press conference, Lampard said:  “Certainly the goals not going in is something an attacking player will get judged on.

“With the subs, I could have made more subs. I felt I had to make subs in those two areas to inject energy.

“Timo wasn’t giving us enough, with or without the ball.

“With some of it we have to give him more time. But also we have to get there quickly.”

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