London: Frank Lampard has asked the English Premier League (EPL) management to cancel the match tomorrow when the line-up of Chelsea players who are tired from international duties will face Newcastle.
Lampard believes it is absurd when the Premier League and broadcast stations want to hold a match tomorrow because their players are still tired.
The Chelsea boss is facing the issue of some of his star players only returning to England yesterday after traveling around the world to play in the League of Nations.
They do not have enough time to rest or train before visiting St James Park tomorrow and Lampard is worried about the fitness level of his players.
“The majority of our squad has just returned to the club. They will then fly to Newcastle, back again and then fly to Rennes on Tuesday,” Lampard said.
“Thiago Silva has just arrived. He may not be going to Newcastle due to the long journey.
“I really can not use the services of players to the maximum in the English Premier League competition.
Players face the risk of injury to league rivals. The number of injured is already there and the Premier League can see it, “he said.