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Chelsea boss Lampard discusses possibility of using Mount-Gilmour partnership in midfield moving forward

Chelsea boss Lampard discusses possibility of using Mount-Gilmour partnership in midfield moving forward

Chelsea see off Luton

Chelsea were in FA Cup action on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues welcomed Championship outfit Luton to Stamford Bridge, for a 4th round clash.

Chelsea, of course, headed into the tie as favourites, especially after Frank Lampard opted to field a close to full strength starting line-up.

And, for the most part, the Londoners went on to dominate proceedings on Sunday.

A pair of strikes from Tammy Abraham guided the hosts to a comfortable lead inside the opening 20 minutes.

Luton did pull one back a short time later through Jordan Clark, courtesy of a combination of lax defending and poor goalkeeping from Kepa.

Abraham, however, eventually added his 3rd fifteen minutes from time, to ensure Chelsea’s progression into the next round.

Lampard on Mount-Gilmour pairing

Lampard, of course, went on to hold his post-match press conference this afternoon.

During the presser, the Chelsea boss discussed a number of topics, including Billy Gilmour and Mason Mount.

Lampard opted to set his side up in a 4-2-3-1 formation against Luton, with Mount and Gilmour acting as the two deep midfielders.

And the pairing (though it only came against Luton) looked pretty solid throughout the clash.

In turn, speaking after the tie, Lampard was inevitably drawn on the prospect of the aforementioned duo lining out alongside one another again in future, to which the tactician responded:

“I thought the two of them were great. Their movement of the ball, their discipline as a two, which is very different from a three, means that it’s something we can look at going forward.

“We also wanted to focus on the front two, the nine and the ten, to make sure they come in and give us something and to make sure we don’t lose something in midfield. So it was a nice step.

“It’s something we can look at going forward. I’m forever considering the attributes of the players within the team and system. This is the process of this year. With new players and younger players, today was right for us. Is that a sure way forward? Who knows, but it was great to see the options it brought us.”

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.