Frank Lampard has joked that Fikayo Tomori has every right to be unhappy about his FIFA 20 numbers.
The Chelsea defender has made it clear he is not amused that team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi is ranked as having more pace than him in the popular game.
And boss Lampard said: “I’m surprised about Tomori. He is fast – very fast.
“I remember FIFA when I was about 37 years of age and my pace was 35, so I was slower than my age, which was really strange.
“I take those rankings with a pinch of salt and so should Tomori. The best thing for him to do would be to show it in every game he plays, which he has done so far.”
On a more serious note for Lampard, he will again be without Antonio Rudiger for Saturday’s game against Watford.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday afternoon, Lampard expressed surprise that Rudiger was quoted as saying he was fit to return to action.
Lampard said: “He’s not fit. I saw the quotes but there’s been a miscommunication.
“I was surprised by the quotes because he’s not fit. He’s going to see a consultant on Monday because he has an ongoing issue in his pelvic area which is bothering him.
“We’ll have to wait until then for a further update.”