ROSS BARKLEY and Antonio Rudiger have been axed by Chelsea boss Frank Lampard after Bayern Munich defeat.
The duo have paid the price for their poor displays in the Champions League and will sit on the bench for today’s Prem clash at Bournemouth.
Spanish attacker Pedro and Fikayo Tomori return to the starting XI for the trip to the South Coast.
Willy Caballero keeps his place in goal with the world’s most-expensive stopper Kepa still a sub.
And Olivier Giroud leads the attack again, with Tammy Abraham missing out completely through injury.
Michy Batshuayi is named amongst the subs.
Chelsea team: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Tomori, James, Alonso, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Mount Giroud
Bournemouth team: Ramsdale, Stacey, S. Cook, Ake, Smith, Fraser, L. Cook, Lerma, Billing, King, C. Wilson
Blues boss Lampard tore into his side after they were taught a brutal lesson by Bayern in the 3-0 midweek defeat.
Former Arsenal star Serge Gnabry continued his capital punishment with a double rounded off by a third from Robert Lewandowski in the win which puts Bayern virtually in the last-eight.
Lampard said: “The performance was poor and sometimes you have to be brutally honest. They outclassed us in every department and it’s quite sobering.
“It was a reality check. The level of team they are is why they challenge in the Bundesliga and Europe year in year out.
“I’m disappointed we couldn’t do more against them. We have to take it on the chin and work towards getting back to the levels we want to be at.
“That’s football at this level. The levels of Bayern Munich were fantastic, they are a really strong team and I was aware of that.
“If you look at the choice of passes they make, our choices have to improve.
“If our players have a bit about them, which I think they do, they will look at who they were playing against and the level they need to work to.
“Unless we were to get everything right and bang on then it was going to be a really tough night. And we didn’t get everything bang on, we weren’t confident on the ball and that was my biggest disappointment.
“So it was a harsh lesson, a reality for the players of the levels we want to get to.”
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