Lampard is 5/6 at William Hill to help Chelsea secure top-four finish
After failing to help Derby County secure promotion to the Premier League last term, Frank Lampard will be looking to bring glory days back to Stamford Bridge in the 2019/2020 season, this time out as a coach.
Chelsea fans have faith in Frankie, who whore the blue shirt from 2001 to 2014, but N’Golo Kante and Co. are no longer considered one of the main favourites to lift the Premier League trophy. However, despite the fact that the Blues are going through the team rebuilding phase, the former Chelsea captain, who did a great job with the Rams last season, is definitely capable of helping the capital club get back on course.
Nigeria-born coach to be part of Lampard’s staff
Frank Lampard helped Derby County players regain a much-needed confidence and, as a result, they made it to the Championship play-offs final. Aston Villa proved to be a big catch for the Pride Park Stadium outfit in the decider, but despite the Wembley defeat, Frankie proved his worth as a manager in the English second tier. Seeing that many people are questioning Lampard’s ability to coach at the highest level, the former Chelsea ace is determined to prove the doubters wrong.
Eddie Newton, the coach of Nigerian descent who has been promoted to first-team coach, is on a quest to help Frank Lampard restore the glory days. The former Blues midfielder was in charge of monitoring the club’s on-loan players last season and considering that he has already had two stings as assistant coach at the capital club, working under both Roberto Di Matteo and Guus Hiddink, he is likely to be helpful for Frankie.
No Hazard, no problem?
As expected, Eden Hazard joined Spanish giants Real Madrid for a fee of €100 million plus variables, with the Chelsea key player from the last season taking a step forward in his career. Football experts believe that the Belgium international, who was sold to balance Chelsea’s books for the Financial Fair Play figures, will be sorely missed in the upcoming season. The club chiefs will not be active in the summer due to the transfer ban, but Frank Lampard has a number of high-profile players to choose from.
January signing Christian Pulisic, who scored two goals for United States of America in the Gold Cup semi-final win over Jamaica, is expected to shine in the 2019/2020 season and Chelsea supporters see him as the successor to Eden Hazard’s throne at Stamford Bridge.
Frankie’s trophy cabinet is packed
Frank Lampard made no fewer than 648 appearances for Chelsea, clinching three Premier League trophies, four FA Cups, two League Cups, as well as the Champions League and the Europa League titles. After 13 years with the Blues as a player, Frankie became the club legend and now the time has come for the 41-year-old to demonstrate he is one of the most talented coaches in Europe.
His winning mentality could prove to be the key to Chelsea’s success in the upcoming season, but the Blues will have to be at their sharpest in every single match if they are to record a good result in the English top flight. Chelsea fans, who criticized Maurizio Sarri for his rigid style of play, are positive that Frank Lampard is expected to bring fresh blood into the squad.
Champions League main goal
Given the number of top-class players in Man City and Liverpool squads, the two teams are once again considered as the main contenders for the Premier League trophy. Chelsea have slim chances of regaining the prestigious title, but they are widely expected to be in the race for a place in the Champions League.
Frank Lampard is expected to give both fans and players a confidence boost, which will eventually see the capital club secure a top-four finish. You should bear in mind that Chelsea are 5/6 at William Hill to book their spot in the Champions League at the end of the season. New Premier League starts in August, but you can take advantage of a nice 1XBET Wimbledon offer as these days tennis is the main sport in England.
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