Soccer

Klopp plays down rivalry with Lampard

20 September 2020 - 00:00 By Reuters

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard leapt to the defence of Ruben Loftus-Cheek after the midfielder was criticised for his poor performance in their season-opening win earlier this week.

Chelsea beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 on Monday, but Loftus-Cheek was singled out for criticism by television pundits due to his lack of pace, poor passing and for often losing possession, leading to his withdrawal after an hour...

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