Chelsea FC – Former Coach Sarri Replaced- The former Chelsea midfielder has overtaken Maurizio Sarri in the clubs management. Sarri, although being a fantastic coach could never make a bond with the players as well as the fans. Their season wasn’t bad as they won the UEFA Europa League under the Italian boss. Maurizio Sarri is now going to manage Juventus and Frank Lampard will be replacing him. Frank is a Chelsea legend and will immediately be able to gather the local’s affection and support. Lampard spent 13 years with Chelsea as a player and very well understands the philosophy and vision of the club.
Chelsea FC – New Coach Frank Lampard
Assessing his time at Derby, Lampard predominantly utilized a 4-3-3 with Derby last season. They were always extremely dangerous when the other team had possession. They counter-pressed as soon as they lost the ball. Lampard’s right-hand man at Chelsea is likely to be Jody Morris, who was also his assistant manager at Derby. Frank is definitely going to have a tough time in the starting as the Chelsea manager as they recently lost their most valuable player, Eden Hazard to Real Madrid. This has opened the window for former Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic to showcase his talent in the Premier League. FIFA has also imposed a 2-year transfer ban on Chelsea. Hence, the academy graduates and players returning from the loan will be crucial for the club. The striker for the team is likely a toss-up between Michy Batshuayi and Abraham. Giroud is likely to continue making his appearances off the bench as he did under coach Sarri.
Chelsea FC – First Game with New CoachLampard’s first game as Chelsea Manager ended up being a 1-1 draw against the Irish side Bohemians. He said that ‘It was a good run-out, they had good support and thanks for the people turning out. It was a tough first game for them as they had not been back for long’. “We’ve only been back just a few days so there had been some pressure on the lads and we have been working on them very hard. I am pleased with the outcome.” He also added that it is about individuals getting fit and pushing themselves to the limit and he thought some of the performances particularly from the younger lads were really good. He is really happy and has high standards and has brought that in. He added that they need intensity in their game and he was pleased with the way they have worked and with their attitude.