Mourinho tells Lampard to play Zouma, Abraham


Jose Mourinho has told Frank Lampard to make the most of Kurt Zouma and Tammy Abraham while Chelsea are going through a transfer ban, report agencies.

Mourinho, who won two Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge when Lampard was a player, says there is plenty of talent at his old midfielder's disposal. "I think every manager in the world loves to play kids from the academy," he told Sky Sports. "The question is: what is the product from the academy? What can you work with to improve?

"I think Chelsea is a very special club in relation to that. I just give an example: Chelsea needs a centre-back - Kurt Zouma! You don't need to buy, you don't need to spend. Zouma!

"You want a young striker - Tammy Abraham! He's yours. He knows the club. He played in the Championship but Championship at the highest level. He's ready.

"The only problem for them is obvious which is that they lost a phenomenal player. Eden Hazard was a special player for Chelsea and they lost him.” 

, apart from that I don't see any problem for them."

Mourinho thinks only time will tell whether Lampard in his eyes - is going to be a success in the dugout.

"You know, time will see," Mourinho said. "Only time. It would be nice and easy for me to say, because I love him, that he's going to be a phenomenal manager.