Lille v Chelsea preview: Ross Barkley 'naive' after night out - Frank Lampard

Lille v Chelsea preview: Ross Barkley 'naive' after night out - Frank Lampard

Lille v Chelsea preview: Ross Barkley 'naive' after night out - Frank Lampard

Lampard has been forced to wait for his first home win as the Chelsea manager but a free-scoring performance against Grimsby in the Carabao Cup, followed by the 2-0 victory against Brighton will leave him with a spring in his step ahead of the meeting with Lille. "It was a harsh lesson in switching off for a second and losing a match at this level", Lampard said at Tuesday's pre-game press conference.

The chips are down in France for Chelsea, who need to take something from the crucial Group H clash following their defeat by Valencia. "I will take that at face value and we move on".

Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic have done a credible job as a midfield duo for the Blues this term and Lampard may decide to go with the additional attacker for the game before introducing Kante after the hour mark, if needed.

England and Chelsea midfielder Barkley, 25, has apologised to Lampard after pictures emerged on social media showing him outside a taxi talking to police on Sunday night, with reports he refused to pay the driver after spilling food.

Lampard said: "Hopefully we can bring the confidence from the last two results we have had, two really solid wins, and bring it into tomorrow night". I think that idea ramps up even more when you travel in the Champions League and play away from home at stadiums like this against top European teams. He is one we still have to assess in the morning.

With Lille, they have a lot of threats, speed and quality. "He hasn't committed a crime, apart from eating chips in a taxi", said Lampard.

"But on a serious note what he has probably done from my point of view is be naive to be out on that evening in the build-up to a Champions League game".

"For me, honestly, I always remember when I was there, tactically he was very good".

"Lille have been fighting hard to get into this competition".

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