3 players who will not benefit from Lampard's system at Chelsea
#2 Danny Drinkwater
A lot of us might not even remember the last time Danny Drinkwater donned a Chelsea shirt. Yes, he's still at the club and presently with the squad at Dublin, training hard ahead of the forthcoming friendlies next week.
Lampard is, like Maurizio Sarri, expected to play three in midfield. Although each player's role and the configuration might differ, Chelsea's record goalscorer is likely to park three men in the middle of the park.
It goes without mention, Drinkwater is a player that oozes quality but yet again, he would thrive in a two-man midfield role.
With Mason Mount set to be a lynchpin in the team, and with N'Golo Kante expected to return to the role where he established himself as a world-beater, we can already predict two of Lampard's midfielders.
Then comes Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who in terms of technical prowess, is simply the best midfielder at Chelsea. Jorginho is someone who reads the pace of the game well and provides quick passes, while the industry of Ross Barkley and Mateo Kovacic is present too.
With this long list of midfield metronomes, we can ask once again - Where does the future lie for Danny Drinkwater?