The quotes can help us gather an understanding of what Lampard’s police would be if he indeed gets a manager post at Stamford Bridge.

Here’s what he has said about Callum Hudson-Odoi:
“Firstly, I’d love him to stay at Chelsea. He needs to be doing everything to get in that team.

Is he working hard and is he developing every day in training and trying to improve? I don’t know him that well but I’m sure that’s the standard at Chelsea he’s going by himself.

“Every minute he gets on the pitch he needs to be doing everything he can. I understand Chelsea fans want to see more of him and he has to do everything he can to give himself the chance of minutes.”

On Loftus-Cheek:
“I think Ruben has absolutely everything and to be fair he’s had a few injury problems this season. He is another one who has to make the most of every minute he gets. He’s at a stage now where he should be playing and should be pushing regularly to get in that team.

“He and Callum (Hudson-Odoi) will look at the likes of Jadon Sancho who has gone out of their comfort zone, which I completely respect as well and have done well.

But at Chelsea, you’ve got a little bunch of players who can try and get the minutes in the first-team. They are the next generation. Chelsea have invested heavily in the academy and I’m sure they are going to want to see the fruits of that.”