Frank Lampard tells forgotten Chelsea star how to get back into the team ahead of Bournemouth

Chelsea interim boss Frank Lampard has been speaking about Joao Felix and his diminishing game time since he took over.

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Chelsea caretaker boss Frank Lampard has hinted forward Joao Felix is suffering from a lack of structure and hinted he wanted more from him after he was benched for the defeat to Arsenal earlier in the week.

Felix has shown glimpses of his enormous talent-but has lacked the cutting edge to go with all his promise, with just two league goals to show for 12 outings since joining on loan from Atletico Madrid in January.

The Portuguese star’s game time has reduced since Lampard took over from Bruno Saltor who lasted just one match after Graham Potter was sacked.

The jury is still out on if Chelsea should pay almost £100 million to make his deal permanent ahead of next season- but Lampard explained why he’s not been involved much lately despite being one of the highly talented members of the squad.

He told reporters: “He has a huge talent and I really need to find a clear structure and he’s not definite if you ask him where he wants to play.

“Maybe he’s not a 9 and I need a 9 for the way I want to play, whatever his future is- I dont know that but we are all working to get the best out of him.”

Chelsea has lost all the seven games they’ve played since Frank Lampard took over the side, their worst run of form since 1993 and face a Bournemouth team who have just secured Premier League safety and their tales high.

Chelsea’s plight has not been helped by injuries to promising duo Reece James and Mason Mount who both have endured difficulties.