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Chelsea to benefit more from substitutes rule

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https://www.independent.co.uk/

It was Chelsea who proposed the standard change on Premier League substitutes, and Frank Lampard accepts that having increased choices on his seat will assist their offer with finishing the season emphatically and secure the qualification for the Champions League.

The Blues have called for the number of substitutes allowed to be increased from seven to nine for the remainder of the season.

The plan has been debated by clubs and chosen following the provisional change to the law by the International Football Association Board.

Chelsea is one of the clubs that have the most to play for when the Premier League continues one week from now, which could go some way to explain their longing for additional reinforcing.

As Lampard offers to close the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City next season, Chelsea can not afford to pass up qualifying for the Champions League. They are in the race for the top four three focuses above fifth-placed Manchester United, and five ahead of Wolves and Sheffield United.

Like all coaches, during the disagreement, Lampard realizes his squad will be strained: Jorginho is suspended for Chelsea’s first game back against Aston Villa; N’Golo Kante.

Just continued full contact training on Tuesday with his team-mates and the two clubs are worried about a higher danger of injury after a long break. Both Mateo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic are back from injury and Lampard’s ability to make five subs guarantees Ruben Loftus-Cheek can be furnished with more minutes in practice after recuperating from an Achilles injury. Loftus-Cheek hasn’t played for beyond what a year however he could play an important job in Chelsea’s altercation, particularly if Willian and Pedro leave on free transfers on June 30.

Olivier Giroud was fit as a fiddle pre-lockdown and scored Chelsea’s last goal before the season was suspended in March’s 4-0 win over Everton. And the increased number of substitutes will mean Lampard will have the option to look more to his seat to settle close games as his Champions League side chase qualifications.

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