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How will Frank Lampard fare in a transfer ban ridden Chelsea

Frank Lampard has at last been confirmed as Chelsea's Manager while replacing Maurizio Sarri. With the problems Chelsea facing right now, how will Lampard fare at Chelsea?

Last updated: 13.07.2019
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Following quite a while of speculation, Frank Lampard has at last been confirmed as Chelsea’s manager, with the previous Blues player coming for a three-year deal in the wake of leaving Derby County. Lampard, who showed up in his time as a player at Stamford Bridge and made 640+ appearances, replaces Maurizio Sarri, who left the club to join Serie A monsters Juventus this summer. Lampard's arrival is a fantasy story for a young manager who has just barely finished his first year as a head coach, after hanging up his boots in 2017. The 41-year-old's introductory season as a manager saw him lead Derby County to the Championship play-off finals where they missed out to Aston Villa for a spot in the top flight. Be that as it may, the Chelsea legend has a great deal to fight for on his arrival to the club, with a transfer ban set up, returning loan players and no Eden Hazard, the 2019/20 season might be a transitional one.

The planning for Lampard is all off. Chelsea's aspirations have been seriously tightened as a transfer ban stifles approaching business, an approval that could hold through two windows relying upon to what extent it takes the court of arbitration of sport to settle on an intrigue. Meanwhile, the best player, Eden Hazard, has been sold, leaving the squad and marching in the gold-cut white shirt of Real Madrid.

The former Blues midfield general succeeds Maurizio Sarri as the South-West London Club's 9th permanent manager in 10 years. These figures are scarcely appalling, not at least with Chelsea having finished 26 points off the top last time around, and that is before one even recognizes Frank Lampard's managing career is in its earliest stages. A year in the Championship with Derby – his team began well, followed off gravely mid-season, then mobilized late to complete 6th before capitulating in the play-off final to Aston Villa – is not really adequate planning for this. Besides, Derby had reached the playoffs 4 times in the last 4 years. The 41-year-old will realize that for every one of the affirmations that might be conveyed from a position of great authority and the discussion of compassion of the overall problem – vows of persistence once in a while stood to his ancestors – benchmarks won't be allowed to plunge a lot further.


Lampard's first errand will be to give the club's young players a legitimate chance by integrating them into the first team. Sarri's choice to limit Callum Hudson-Odoi's minutes to a bunch of Europa League appearances rankled fans and almost saw the baffled England International join Bayern Munich last winter window. As of now, two of the most gifted academy graduates, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, are in long haul recovery from Achilles tendon ruptures and it might be hopeful to expect either to be back for selection this year. A jampacked timetable lies ahead, from pre-season matches in Japan to a return to the Champions League.

Frank Lampard at Chelsea


Jody Morris, who went through four years as head coach of Chelsea's youth team, will be Lampard's assistant manager at Stamford Bridge, bringing direct information of the club's most exciting prospects. The foreseen arrivals of the mentors like Chris Jones, or the mooted addition of Didier Drogba or Claude Makélélé to the backroom staff, alongside that of Petr Cech, who will work with Marina Granovskaia as technical and performance counsellor, and the patch up could be helpful as far as the state of mind.

Regarding the return of the loanees who are graduates of Chelsea’s youth system, there’s a lot of quality in hand. He squeezed the best out from Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori at Derby and watched Tammy Abraham and Reece James flourish at opponent Championship clubs. Morris, who profited by a yield of luxuriously gifted players in his past job as the Chelsea Under-18s mentor, would be a recognizable face to help shape the following period of their advancement. Many people at this club have desired the opportunity to groom the youth. Lampard's arrangement will have the academy training staff fist‑pumping in joy, not at least with early discussions of integrations among senior and junior squads at Cobham grounds, and the improvement of Joe Edwards to the main team instructing staff.

While acquiring Lampard could be viewed as a hazard as far as his limited experience, his arrival bodes well as far as his capacity to identify and acclimatize talents among youth. The truth of the matter is that no one realizes what's in store from a Lampard-driven Chelsea. This is a leap of faith from both the parties. In 2017, Lampard conceded he would love to oversee Chelsea "one day" including: "Yet it isn't so simple, is it?!"

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