Frank Lampard believes Premier League will come to aid of EFL clubs

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Frank Lampard says he believes the Premier League will come to the aid of stricken EFL clubs, with the English game under ever greater strain from the coronavirus.

Insisting the big clubs “have a heart”, the Chelsea manager called for a “conversation” on financial support for the football pyramid and the grassroots game as the prospect of fans returning to matches became more distant because of rising infections.

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