Stars Overcame Major Stumbles To Reach Stanley Cup Final


Frank Lampard admits it is “difficult” to get Hakim Ziyech match fit and “integrated” because of Chelsea's coronavirus bubble.

He said: “It’s been very difficult to integrate him. 

“We have a bubble here at Cobham so we can’t play against the Under-23s or bring over a lot of kids to replicate 11 vs 11 games on big-sized pitches.

“We miss that and we have to find the right way to give Hakim and others in the squad minutes as quickly as we can.”

Meanwhile, Sevilla are lining up a shock loan swoop for Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Estadio Deportivo claims the Spaniards are targeting Chelsea's flop goalkeeper just days after the sides faced each other in  the Champions League.

Kepa was on the bench for the 0-0 draw following Edouard Mendy's return from injury.

But he could be able to resurrect his career back home with the Europa League champions.

Finally, Ruben Loftus-Cheek admits he pushed to leave Chelsea on loan for Fulham.

He said: “We [me and Frank Lampard] had an honest conversation. I was the one who initiated it. I felt like it was paramount that I played a lot of football this season.

“With the strength in depth at Chelsea and how I was feeling, I was not sure being out for so long that when I had the opportunity that I could play fantastically and hold down a place in the starting XI.

“I was not 100 per cent I could do that, because I need to build my confidence back up.”

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