Chelsea trio Pedro, Willian and Olivier Giroud have all given Frank Lampard and the club plenty to ponder following the Everton drubbing.
All three experienced attackers started, shone and scored in Sunday’s 4-0 thumping of the Toffees.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team could not handle the Blues’ front three, who caused havoc from the get go at Stamford Bridge.
Mason Mount was set up by Pedro for an early opener before the Spaniard latched onto Ross Barkley’s through ball to double Chelsea’s lead.
Willian and Giroud each scored after the break too, but as it stands, none of them will be Chelsea players come the start of next season.
Their respective deals in west London all expire in June, and no extensions have been agreed.
Willian, Pedro and Olivier Giroud all scored as Chelsea worked hard as a group for their 4-0 win over Everton
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It remains to be seen what happens moving forward, but for now, Lampard is simply happy with how professional his players have been.
The Blues manager is happy to see his elder stars giving it everything to the cause, even if they do not stay beyond the summer.
Asked about how the front three are using their experience and a good influence to the younger players despite their contracts expiring this summer, Lampard replied: “Yeah and you could also probably talk about Kepa.
Frank Lampard has plenty to ponder at Chelsea over the futures of his experienced attackers
“He’s not on the experienced plus-30 kind of line but at the same team has been out of the team, shown character by keeping two clean sheets and there was a brave moment at the end of the game today
“You can also talk about Ross Barkley, who has had big period of out the team this year. And Marcos Alonso, coming in and performing.
“That’s what we need. That’s football. No matter whether you are four months from the end of your contract,…