Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confessed that this season will be a difficult one for his team after stating that it’s going to be a season like no other.

It is fair to state that the current season is just starting with just seven weeks gone, the Blues manager thinks it will be a long one for his team and others because of the many games that have to be played in a shorter duration.

He made this claim while reacting to the refusal of the Premier League bosses to agree to the five substitutes per game rule as most teams did not have enough rest and preparation for the season.

Frank Lampard is of the opinion that players can be protected with the five substitutes but that has been rejected by the League body which makes him believe the season will be a difficult one.

So far, there is a 42 percent increase in the reported number of muscle injuries in the Premier League compared to what was recorded last season and this has got Liverpool and Man City managers, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola talking.

Frank Lampard says “We’re clearly in the most unprecedented times and it’s going anywhere in the short-term. The demands on players are huge at every club and I’m not just talking about my squad, I’m talking about every football player that being asked to play day after day and put themselves at injury risk.” He told Chelsea official website.

The traditional three substitutes per game was changed to five after the coronavirus break to round up the season and there was a debate that it should be continued because the current season is four weeks short, compared to last season with the same schedule while players did not have enough rest between last season and this season but it was rejected by the league organizers.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.