Lampard: why I did not use Zouma, Thiago Silva, James against Aston Villa

Lampard: why I did not use Zouma, Thiago Silva, James against Aston Villa


Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, during an after match interview has given reasons some of his defenders didn’t play in a match that end 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Monday night.

Lampard made six changes to the team that lost to Arsenal on Boxing, Reece James, Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma did not play a single minute didn’t feature in the match against Aston villa.

Lampard has confirmed that James has suffered from hamstring problem.

Zouma missed out completely in order to give him a rest, while 36-year-old Thiago Silva was benched for the same reason.

“Reece James has got a small hamstring issue, not saying that’s why Azpi played, I probably would’ve played him anyway,” Lampard said.

“Thiago Silva I think at his age I had to consider the games. Kurt Zouma’s played a lot of games himself,” he said.

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