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Frank Lampard says the club’s alarming loss of form is down to a lack of energy.

Ahead of hosting Luton in the FA Cup on Sunday, Lamps said: “It was a really key thing when I heard Maddison speaking about Brendan Rodgers — a coach I have a lot of admiration for.

“It was the message that, ‘If you don’t run, you don’t play’.

“If I want to start my identity that’s how I start it.

“From the minute I came into this club last year and started pre-season, with trips to Dublin and Japan, it was: ‘Can we run and be really good and effective off the ball and on the ball? Can we have energy in the team?’

“That’s the first thing I want to see and it’s something we’ve definitely dropped off on, no doubt about that.”

Meanwhile, on the transfer front, West Ham are reportedly considering slashing their asking price for Chelsea target Declan Rice.

According to the Guardian, Hammers bigwigs could be willing to sell the England international for £50million at the end of the season.

The potential new fee is £30MILLION less than the asking price just last summer.

It is claimed that West Ham are thinking of slashing their players’ valuations due to the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.

And finally, Frank Lampard has been urged to bring in his uncle Harry Redknapp to help him at Chelsea.

Paul Merson said in his latest Daily Star column: “Frank Lampard needs an experienced coach like Harry Redknapp to come in and help him at Chelsea.

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“Someone he can use as a sounding board who isn’t a threat to his job but has plenty of knowledge and can give him good advice.

“I don’t know how Frank hasn’t already reached out to someone like that and offered them a role at the club.”



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