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Who will Lampard trust to win his first trophy as a manager?
Although the Wednesday game is a final of a continental competition (which consists of this game only, but still), major challenges for Chelsea lie in other tournaments. Even if Frank Lampard’s team will raise the cup after defeating Liverpool, they will be judged by their performances in the Premier League and Champions League.
So, the manager has already announced that Willian and Toni Rudiger who have travelled to Turkey with the squad will not be risked and start the game on the bench. N’Golo Kante is likely to join them, too, after picking up yet another injury at Old Trafford.
So, Lampard’s options are still limited. But maybe he will give a chance to Christian Pulisic who has not been included in the starting XI against United. In this case, one of Ross Barkley and Mason Mount is bound to take his place on a bench.