Lampard admitted after the win across town in south-west London that the youngster had been unfortunate not to start and the Chelsea head coach praised his recent efforts, citing improved confidence following a long-term Achilles injury absence.
‘He’s definitely playing well and improving, making assists and scoring goals,’ said Lampard. ‘He’s playing at a really high level in terms of where we saw him last year recovering from an injury.
‘His confidence to go one-v-one and beat his man, which Callum has to be about, wasn’t quite there and we have to understand that because he’s young and he’d come off the back of a really bad injury.
‘Now we’re seeing that come back, we’re seeing him behind the line, like when he scored against Morecambe where he breaks the line and scores a goal. He’s doing that much more regularly now, which are things that I ask from him, so the progression is there.’