Chelsea press conference live as Lampard on Liverpool, Havertz and transfer latest

Chelsea press conference live as Lampard on Liverpool, Havertz and transfer latest

popThe head coach will address the media ahead of the first home game of the season

Hello! Welcome to live coverage of Frank Lampard’s press conference to preview Sunday afternoon’s game against Premier League champions Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
Frank Lampard encourages his Chelsea players away to Brighton. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

 

The head coach promised immediate improvement after Monday night’s 3-1 win away to Brighton & Hove Albion, a scoreline that did not reflect how evenly-balanced the game was.

While Timo Werner did well in his competitive debut, Kai Havertz found life a little difficult in his first appearance on the right of a three-man attacking midfield.

The 21-year-old said earlier this week that No10 is his favourite position and, considering Ruben Loftus-Cheek struggled in that role on the south coast, is Lampard likely to move the £72million man inside?

Beyond that expect an update on injury news. Ben Chilwell is back in training but will he be fit enough for Sunday? And what is the latest on Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic? Thiago Silva could be in line to make his bow as well.

Considering the back and forth with Jurgen Klopp, who has seemed very interested in Chelsea’s summer spending, we’re also likely to hear more about that on top of the transfer latest with Rennes’ Edouard Mendy still top of the list.

Lampard is due to speak at about 1.30pm. Follow along below to hear every word he has to say.

Havertz on his favourite position

The £72million man gave his first press conference this week. Here’s what he said…