LAMPARD BACKS DUO TO BREAK RECORD

 

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes that it’s a matter of time before the Tottenham Hotspur duo of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min break the Premier League record that he shares with Didier Drogba. Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba hold the record for combining for the most goals in the history of the Premier League. During their time at Chelsea between 2004 and 2012, Lampard and Drogba both combined for 36 goals.


Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard are both 42. They helped the Blues win the Premier League title three times together. The first time came with Jose Mourinho in charge at Stamford Bridge during the 2004/05 season as the Blues ended their 50-year wait for a Premier League title. Another league title followed in the 2005/06 season under the same manager for Didier and Frank Lampard. Their third and final Premier League title together came during the 2009/10 campaign under Italian tactician Carlo Ancelotti who’s the current Everton boss.
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LAMPARD – CHELSEA PLAYERS SHOULD LEARN FROM DROGBA

 

Frank Lampard has urged Chelsea players to emulate the fighting spirit of Didier Drogba while playing for the blues. Lampard also spoke about his then partnership with the Ivorian and how his players can emulate it. The blues coach said that he wants to create relationships within the Blues squad as he stated how he built a great partnership with Drogba.


One of Chelsea’s manager’s primary objectives is to build team chemistry, especially now with a set of new players arriving in the last transfer. Lampard thinks that communication is strategic to create relationships, and he has been trying to make it happen in the training ground and dressing room.
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Mark Bosnich analyses Kepa Arrizabalaga’ situation at Chelsea

 

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has said that the decision to drop Kepa Arrizabalaga by manager Frank Lampard is justified. Arrizabalaga made the club-record move to the Blues from Athletic Bilbao in 2018 and over the past two years, he has been the regular choice in goal across all competitions.


However, his performances have dropped occasionally and a league low save percentage of 51 has led to criticism from some of the fans. Lampard recently made the decision to drop the 25-year-old for the second occasion this term and Bosnich feels the shot-stopper has not lived up to the price tag.
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Lampard confident of Pedro and Willian staying until season end

Frank Lampard is confident of including Willian and Pedro on the team even though their contract with Chelsea will be ending nine days after the match against Aston Villa. The club is having talks with both the players to extend their contract temporarily until the current season ends. This may be not possible in the case of Pedro as he has reached an agreement with the Italian club Romawhich makes Chelsea doubt hispresence on the team for the forthcoming matches.


Meanwhile, Willian has not yet agreed on moving away from Chelsea but his request for a three-year contract has been rejected. Lampard hopes that both of his players will not leave him in the middle of the season like Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth. He hopes that both of them can stay till the season ends and will help them qualify for the Champions League.
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Craig Burley urges Aubameyang to join better club than Chelsea

ESPN FC pundit Craig Burley believes Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should consider joining an elite club capable of winning the Champions League instead of Chelsea, who are under transition. The Gabon international has less than 14 months remaining on his existing contract with the Gunners and his reluctance to prolong his stay has led to the transfer speculation.


Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Barcelona have already been credited with an interest in his services of late, it has emerged that the Blues are also keen on pursuing him. Amidst this, Burley has advised Aubameyang to target trophies with bigger clubs rather than taking up a development project under Frank Lampard.
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Lampard admits Chelsea are underdogs against Bayern Munich

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has acknowledged that his team can be regarded as potential underdogs for the forthcoming Champions League tie against Bayern Munich. The Blues are set to host Bayern Munich in the first leg of the round of 16 clash on Tuesday night and their chances of advancing in the competition may depend on the outcome of that game.

Speaking in the pre-match press conference, Lampard admitted that his team are lacking the same level of experience as Bayern on the European stage but he is optimistic of the club’s chances of surprising the Bavarian giants on their homeground, he told: “I think the underdog talk for a game like this is better to come from outside, from people looking out to in.

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