Chelsea interim boss Frank Lampard reacts to Todd Boehly entering the dressing room after 2-1 defeat to Brighton

Chelsea interim manager Frank Lampard has given his verdict on the decision of Chelsea owner Todd Boehly to enter the dressing room following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Brighton.

“There may have been some criticism of our old owner for not coming to games, not being around, and that wasn’t alway true to be fair,” Lampard said.

“But when an owner is invested in their interest in the team and wants to help and improve, it’s their prerogative to have the input they want. I remember the moments as a player of owners first coming into the dressing room.

“It first happened at Chelsea. I remember being really happy that they were there. You could touch them, you could high five them and listen to them and feel them.

“That’s not a bad thing in terms of the identity of the club and where you want to get to. There is no problem with it. I had my things to say after the game. If the owner comes in and wants to be positive and speak to the players, then I think it is his part to do that.”