While those players have shown plenty of class, they are still very young and it can be argued that the lack the experience which is necessary to deliver for a club on a regular basis that has League title aspirations.
"I know St Pat's played the other night, so we appreciate that as well and there was a good quality in both teams".
One of the striking elements of the first week of the Lampard reign has been how little love the Chelsea mannequins have been getting from the players.
"A lot has been made of the younger players we have here and they need to know the door is open if they impress".
"I have a way of working that can be taxing on the players and we wanted to get straight into it".
Lampard has already been appointed as Chelsea boss and the 41-year-old former English midfielder has also brought his ex-teammate and academy coach Jody Morris along with him from Derby County.
You can see that this season all of the fans are very happy and we have the gaffer back at the Bridge.
"This is what pre-season is all about and the quicker we get there, to the level we want, then the better".
All three are in safe hands, Hilario being a double FA Cup victor and Portuguese global, pushing them to high standards which has only been a positive for Caballero. He obviously only played the first 45 minutes, but was involved in a quite a lot of Chelsea's best moves. Every year gets harder and harder and we have to be ready.' Nor does he expect Chelsea to suffer because of the restrictions of a transfer ban and the sale of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.
"It's nice to be in the job and feel what it's like", the 40-year-old finished. In reality, things went even better than expected.
The Stamford Bridge icon was confirmed as Chelsea's head coach last week and immediately headed to Dublin to begin the Blues' pre-season tour.
The Blues won the Europa League in May but were banned by Federation Internationale de Football Association from signing new players for two transfer windows - a decision they are appealing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Although he did not feature regular, Caballero travelled everywhere with the squad and earned a trip back home to rest, which he was more than thankful for. Now we have to give it back by working hard on the pitch, by winning games.