Frank Lampard is regretting his role in Fiyako Tomori’s departure from Chelsea to AC Milan.
The ex-Blues manager gave Tomori his chance in the first team during the 2019/20 season.
Competition for places saw the Englishman leave Chelsea for AC Milan in January.
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Lampard said: “It was a difficult story because we had too many CBs and I wanted to help him but I’m not sure he understood that.
“It is hard when you are at the top level because it is so cut-throat and there are always difficult periods for young players.”