Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has advised the Premier League to “upgrade” their channels of communication over a possible return to action.
Top flight clubs will vote on Monday on whether a first phase of training can resume safely using government restrictions to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.
Several Premier League players, including Watford captain Troy Deeney and West Ham skipper Mark Noble, have vented their grievances over player safety if football was to resume.
Lampard has defended players speaking out and has called for clear communication regarding key upcoming decisions.
“Everyone will handle those situations differently,” Lampard told Sky Sports.
Frank Lampard has called for better communication on a Premier League return
“People like Troy Deeney, you have to give the freedom to speak out, because people will be speaking from the heart.
“I think we have to upgrade that communication so players know what they’re going through, and then they can make those decisions.”
The Blues’ all-time top goalscorer added that his players are excited to get back out on the pitch, but only when the conditions are right.
Watford captain Troy Deeney has spoken out about his worry about a return
Additionally, the Chelsea boss has previously said that his side will need three or four weeks of training before they are up to the fitness levels they held before the coronavirus lockdown.
“My lads, I know – and I’m sure all managers will speak in the same way – they’re good lads,” Lampard said.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has defended players speaking out about a return
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