Chelsea see off Luton
Chelsea were in FA Cup action on Sunday afternoon.
The Blues welcomed Championship outfit Luton to Stamford Bridge in a 4th round clash.
Chelsea, of course, headed into the tie as favourites, especially after Frank Lampard opted to field a close to full strength startling line-up.
And for the most part, Chelsea would dominate proceedings on Sunday.
Strikes from Tammy Abraham 11 and 17 minutes in handed the hosts a comfortable lead early on.
Luton would pull one back half and hour in through Jordan Clark thanks to some lapse defending and poor keeping from Kepa.
However, Abraham would eventually add his 3rd 74 minutes in to ensure Chelsea’s progression into the next round.
Lampard on Mount-Gilmour pairing
Lampard would then, of course, hold his post-match press conference on Sunday afternoon.
During the presser, Lampard discussed a number of topics, including Billy Gilmour and Mason Mount.
Lampard opted to set Chelsea up in a 4-2-3-1 against Luton, with Mount and Gilmour the two deepest midfielders.
This pairing, though it was only against Luton, looked pretty solid throughout the clash.
And when speaking after the tie, Lampard was inevitably drawn on the prospect of the aforementioned duo lining out alongside each other once again in the future, to which the Chelsea boss stated:
“I thought the two of them were great. Their movement of the ball, their discipline as a two, which is very different from a three, means that it’s something we can look at going forward.
“We also wanted to focus on the front two, the nine and the ten, to make sure they come in and give us something and to make sure we don’t lose something in midfield. So it was a nice step.
“It’s something we can look at going forward. I’m forever considering the attributes of the players within the team and system. This is the process of this year. With new players and younger players, today was right for us. Is that a sure way forward? Who knows, but it was great to see the options it brought us.”
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