“Because then you have Pedro and Willian as well. There is competition in those places specifically which is good, keeps them on edge.”

When pressed as to whether he will rotate his wide options, with Pulisic and Hudson-Odoi having started in midweek, Lampard said: ”Not necessarily, no.

“I’ll go as I see it. We changed slightly in midweek, I felt it was a game where we had to rotate across the pitch. I’m not here to rotate for the sake of it.

”I understand players that want momentum and want to play and there’s not the pressure that if you have one game below-par, then you don’t play. It can’t be that extreme. It’s just choices I need to make every week.”