The Blues coach believes it is unfair to teams playing international tournaments for the season to begin on September 12.
Frank Lampard asked the Premier League to delay the start of the 2020-21 season for clubs that still compete in Europe. Chelsea will travel to face Bayern Munich next Saturday in the rematch of the round of 16 of the Champions League, although with little hope of advancing the phase, since it fell 3-0 in the first leg.
“Players need a break to play at the Premier League level. Even in the worst case, where we didn’t pass Bayern, on 12 (September) it feels too early for us to start playing again. “The Blues coach said after the FA Cup final loss to Arsenal.
He added: “I would like to think that the Premier League will take it seriously and hopefully it will give us a fair start for next season. I think it is something we deserve for being a Premier League club that competes in the Champions League.”
Despite ending his first season in charge of Chelsea with a disappointing loss, Lampard believes the season was an overall success, with the Stamford Bridge box securing his pass for the upcoming Champions League season.
“I am delighted with the season and did not want to say it during the last week, since I do not like to get too excited when a great game is coming. But we have to reflect on a season in which people did not expect us to be in the top four. There were unknowns, the transfer ban, other clubs around us advancing with the signings when we couldn’t, “said the DT.
And he closed: “You can lose a final, we have lost a final and that is frustrating for us. But there is a bigger picture that we are working on and we have seen many good things. Players should be proud of how they have competed. Position in the league is a great advantage because not many people trusted us at the beginning. Now we have to look to improve. (The FA Cup final) showed us that there is definitely room for improvement. “
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