Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has seen his young players questioned as they struggle to hold on to fourth spot in the Premier League table.
Their 2-0 defeat at home to Manchester United on Monday leaves them just a point above Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham with 12 games of the league season remaining.
The Blues have now lost five of their last 11 domestic fixtures in a worrying run of form, with Tottenham also their next fixture.
Ahead of their latest disappointing results, Ex-Chelsea defender Tony Dorigo praised the young side before questioning whether they can end the season on a positive note.
He told Love Sport Radio: “I love to see the youngsters coming through and getting their opportunity. It’s so difficult to do that at the big clubs.
“Frank Lampard has been given this fortunate window with the transfer ban where he has kind of had to go with what he knows.
“He’s seen some very good youngsters and put them in. To see Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Reece James – it’s brilliant.”
Mason Mount of Chelsea failed to impress against Manchester United on Monday
He then added: “Now it’s the business end of the season, they’ve never been through this sort of pressure, how will they cope? That’s going to be the big question.
Before the encounter former Man Utd defender Paul Parker claimed that Lampard was under more pressure than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, which now looks to be accurate.
“Although a lot of people are saying United are the club in trouble, I would rather be in Ole’s shoes,” the former England international told the Racing Post.
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“I think Ole is in the better position because he’s managing a massive club and Chelsea are still trying to get to that level.
“So I think if he can qualify for the Champions…