The Blues boss was already planning to rotate his squad for a second match in 48 hours but he is also considering dropping players for the long term

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has admitted that he is considering dropping players ahead of Aston Villa’s visit to Stamford Bridge on Monday.

Mikel Arteta’s struggling Arsenal were the latest team to defeat Chelsea after earning a deserved 3-1 win at the Emirates on Boxing Day, the third defeat in four games for the Blues.

Lampard was left frustrated and was critical of his players who performed particularly poorly in the first half. Now, having hammered his players for “not following the basics,” Lampard has admitted there will be consequences after a bad run.

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