Frank Lampard: Premier League start date is too early
Frank Lampard has called on the Premier League to give Chelsea a fair start to the new campaign and not risk further injury to his players.
The Blues lost Saturday’s FA Cup final 2-1 to London rivals Arsenal, but even though the 2020-21 league season is set to kick-off on September 12, Chelsea is still not finished with the current campaign.
Lampard’s side takes on Bayern Munich in Germany on Saturday in the rescheduled second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie.
Chelsea faces a monumental task to progress further in the competition having lost the first leg 3-0 at Stamford Bridge back in February.
Even if they fall to defeat in Bavaria, Chelsea will have just 35 days before the new season is due to begin.
In the unlikely event they progress, and then go on to reach the final, that gap drops to just 20 days.