Frank Lampard makes bold appeal to Premier League chiefs

Chelsea finished their domestic season on Saturday by losing to Arsenal in the FA Cup Final at Wembley.

But their season is not over yet, as they play again this Saturday against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

The Blues find themselves 3-0 down and are effectively already out of the competition yet remembering the famous saying ‘never say never.’

But regardless of the outcome of this match, Frank Lampard in unhappy about how soon the next Premier League season is scheduled to start, and he has made an appeal to the league to delay the start date, according to The Telegraph.

Lampard believes the September 12th start will be too early for his team, given they would have less than five full weeks between their campaigns.

If by an absolute miracle Chelsea advance in the Champions League, then there will be even less rest for Lampard and his Chelsea squad.

Lampard said:

“I am guessing we will be told when we start next season and that will be dependent on how we go against Bayern Munich.

“I am not forgetting the game against Bayern as that is a big game for us. The players need a rest before we prepare for that game.

“It is not ideal because the players need to be given a break to play at the level and to show the quality product that the Premier League is. Even in a worst case scenario and we don’t go through against Bayern, the 12th feels too early for me for the players to start again

“The players need a break. That is why we have pulled two hamstrings and had players pull out of the game before this. I would like to think the Premier League would look seriously at that and, hopefully, give us a fair start next season. We deserve it as a Premier League club competing in the Champions League.”