Frank Lampard tells midfield duo that they are free to leave Chelsea

Tiemoue Bakayoko

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has told Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko that they are free to leave the club, write the Daily Mail.

The new Blues boss has run the rule over his squad during their pre-season tour of Japan and concluded that the two midfielders are not in his plans.

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).