Frank Lampard will attempt to gain permission from Chelsea to field two on-loan youngsters as the sides meet at the end of the month, report Standard Sport.
Lampard, who took charge of Derby County in the summer, drafted in Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori on-loan. Both players have already established themselves as key figures in the squad.
However, ESPN‘s Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey reported on Monday afternoon that Chelsea had no intention of allowing either of them to feature in the match on October 30th.
Lampard’s men went to Old Trafford and won with both players in their starting eleven. They may well fancy their chances of replicating that triumph at the Bridge, but it’d be a lot more difficult without Tomori and Mount.
The three-time Premier League champion does not appear to have been given a definitive answer either way. When quizzed on the subject, he’s quoted by Standard Sport saying:
“It is a conversation to be had and I think it is Chelsea-led because they are their players.”
“I am pretty sure it will be Chelsea’s decision. I think everyone knows what my decision would be, so it will be up to them.”
Both players deserve to be given the chance to play, and after everything Lampard did for the club, we owe him a favour. We hope that Chelsea make the right decision.