CHELSEA COACH BACKED BY FORMER PLAYER
Frank Lampard tenure as Chelsea coach has been steady rather than spectacular as the Blues continue their preparation for the new season. The former Derby County manager has been backed by his former player Curtis Davies to succeed at the club.
The Rams lost in the Championship playoffs to Aston Villa by 2-1 to dent their hopes of returning to the EPL. Since then Lampard has been announced as Chelsea’s head coach and there is big hope from Chelsea fans that he can recreate such success at the club.
Lampard is hampered with the inability of the club to bring reinforcements due to the transfer ban by FIFA however the Blues have a lot of players on loan that he can utilize. In the pre-season games one of the former loanee Mason Mount has been impressive with stellar displays so far. The 20 year old spent last season on loan at Derby and looks likely to play a huge role for the club this season.
England u21 international Tammy Abraham is another player that would be looking to take advantage of the lack of transfers to make a mark. The talented forward spent a successful loan spell at Aston Villa last season netting over 20 goals in all competitions.
He would be expected to compete for the lead attacking spot alongside MichyBatshuayi and Olivier Giroud. Also there could also be a chance for Kurt Zouma who returns to the club after several loan spells following a long-term knee injury.
It would be interesting to see how Lampard would be able to manage the Blues next season.