Mourinho to play safe with Lampard
Frank Lampard's fitness will not be risked on Chelsea's tour of Asia, manager Jose Mourinho has said.
"I don't want to risk," Mourinho said.
"It is such a long pre-season we don't need to risk, especially on these pitches, which are not the best quality pitches. If on Sunday he is not 100 per cent, I am not risking him.
"He is an important player for us."
Lampard surpassed Bobby Tambling as Chelsea's record goalscorer in April before agreeing a one-year contract extension to end a saga which rumbled on for much of last season.