Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has given a glowing assessment of Frank Lampard and his job as the current Chelsea manager. Conte discussed Frank Lampard and Chelsea in a chat with the Telegraph during the international break.
According to him, Lampard has done a good job at Chelsea since his appointment at the start of the 2019/20 season. Conte believes that the Blues are close to becoming a real force in English football and European football once again.
Chelsea forward Timo Werner has claimed that he is quite happy to take over penalty duties. The striker scored two penalties in the midweek Champions League match against Rennes. This comes after midfielder Jorginho was stripped of his duties following two failures in the last three penalties.Werner made a strong impression when he scored from the spot against Krasnodar in the previous Champions League group match. Jorginho was not on the pitch during this moment and it seems that one has sufficiently impressed manager Frank Lampard with his penalty taking abilities.
Despite having two penalties in the same match against Rennes, Werner displayed the kind of confidence and mental strength to overcome all doubters when it comes to putting the ball from 6 yards out. Now, Lampard has confirmed that Werner will be on the penalty duties for the foreseeable future. This comes as a great news for the striker, who can now look to build on his excellent start to his Chelsea career. Werner has now scored in his last three appearances while he has failed to score in just two of the last seven matches. As a striker, it is extremely important to be among the goals on a regular basis and Werner acknowledged the same.
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Hakim Ziyech will be joining Chelsea by July 1st, as he believes that this is the right time to join Premier League. He was brought by Chelsea for £40 million from the Dutch club Ajax this year. He will be soon joining the team at the beginning of July and he isn’t worried about the impact of coronavirus in the 2019–2020 season. He is not happy with Ajax not being awarded the title.
There are many conflicting decisions regarding the Premier League and when the league will restart is unknown. When will Ziyech play his debut match for Chelsea is unclear. He is ready to play in the English league after spending his best days with Ajax for four years.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has said that the Blues need to stay focused ahead of a congested period of fixtures in the Premier League. The west London giants are currently holding onto the fourth position in the standings but they don’t have much breathing space with Tottenham Hotspur just three points behind them.
This has resulted from the fact that they have picked up just three points from the previous league games and Azpilicueta wants his team to be prepared ahead of the festive schedule leading to the New Year, he told: “We have to keep our heads up. The Christmas period is always a busy time and we have some important fixtures coming up, which we have to be ready for. We have to make sure we are ready, because there is a big game coming up, a derby against Tottenham next Sunday. Now is the time to think, to see what we didn’t do well and go with everything on Sunday because we need the points.”
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said that he is pleased with the club’s progress this season but he wants the team to perform much better during the forthcoming games. The west London side recently suffered a blip with two successive defeats in the Premier League but they managed to end the streak with a 2-1 triumph over Aston Villa on Wednesday night.
Following the game, Lampard was asked whether he was pleased with the club’s strong push for the top four and in response, he stated that the Blues have room for improvement, he told: “I am happy but I want more. We have had a pretty good start because most people probably expected us otherwise.
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Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has fancied Chelsea to secure a top four finish in the Premier League this season. The west London giants have experienced a mixed run of results since the beginning of the campaign but Merson believes the Blues can qualify for the Champions League after a strong display against Liverpool, where they suffered a slender 2-1 defeat.
“I think expectations have gone up now. After that performance, you’re looking at top four. When you see what’s around, you’re looking at top four. With losing the game, it’s backfired in a way – the expectations have gone up rather than down. I’ve seen enough yesterday to say they’ll be in the mix,” he was quoted as saying on Sky Sports.
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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has said that he has been impressed with the chants from the supporters for Jorginho this term. The Italy international was not a favourite among the fans last season and he was deemed guilty whenever the Blues underperformed with former head coach Maurizio Sarri at the helm.
The west London giants have made a slow start to the current season with just one win from four matches but the supporters have certainly been more appreciative towards Jorginho, who has looked much comfortable with his distribution compared to the previous campaign. Speaking in a press conference, Lampard admitted that he is pleased with the reception received by the midfielder this term and believes the Italian has come up with a better drive and determination when compared to the previous campaign.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has praised the character of manager Frank Lampard, who has yet to taste success as the Blues head coach. The west London giants have started the season with successive losses to Manchester United and Liverpool in the Premier League and UEFA Super Cup respectively but they were somewhat unfortunate to come up with nothing in the latter of those games.
Speaking to Chelseafc.com, Giroud spoke about the mentality of the new manager and said that the 41-year-old’s response remains neutral irrespective of the performance from the players, he told: “He always tries to be very positive. He won’t be too tough with us when we are not doing too well, but he also won’t put us ‘over the moon’ when we are playing well. He is always trying to analyse well the situation.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes
Mason Mount is ready to make the first-team after a strong showing against
Barcelona in pre-season. The England youth international started in the number
10 position against the Blaugrana and he managed to produce a commendable
performance without finding the net.
Speaking after the 2-1 friendly triumph,
Lampard said that Mount has announced himself into the first-team squad with
the display against the Spanish champions. He added that the Japan tour has
served the purpose of enhancing the fitness of the players and they need to
keep working hard before the season opener against Manchester United next
He said: “Mason’s had a great trip and he’s
announced himself into the first team squad.We’ve had two difficult games in
humidity. The tour has served its purpose. We need to be fit and ready for
Manchester United, and the clock runs down pretty quickly at this stage. Now we
just have to keep working. It’s been a good tour and it’s always good to come
to Japan. Most importantly it is work and both games have been good exercises
Mount, who penned a long-term deal with the Blues this month, has been a regular member of Lampard’s team for pre-season and he has started three of the club’s four matches. There had previously been doubts whether he could make the breakthrough with the Blues during the forthcoming campaign, but any uncertainty may have been erased with him being able to orchestrate the play with relative ease.
Still, the youngster cannot take his position for granted with the number of senior players in the club’s ranks and the remaining pre-season matches could decide whether he can command a starting role when the Premier League season begins. Chelsea face United on the road in the curtain raiser.
Chelsea winger Willian has hailed the
extraordinary qualities of Frank Lampard and said that he will be very welcome
to take over as the Blues next head coach. The west London side are without a
manager after the departure of Maurizio Sarri but they have been fancied to
seal the appointment of Lampard from Derby County.
Speaking to Football.London, Willian was
full of praise for the former Blues star and said that he would have the full
backing of the club, should he take over the managerial reigns, he quipped: “He
is a legend. He was an extraordinary player for the club, winning every
possible title. He deserves so much respect and backing for what he has already
achieved at the club. If Chelsea do bring him in, he will be very welcome. Is
he definitely going to be the next manager? I don’t know. But I think he would
be up to the task. He was a great player, and he is a great person. He’s only
starting his managerial career now, but he has everything it takes to be a
The Blues are currently under a transfer ban for the next 12 months and that means that they cannot register any players during the summer transfer window. Despite this, widespread report indicate that Lampard has given the green light for the project, considering the club are prepared to give him with the added time to cope with the embargo.
No official confirmation has been made
regarding the appointment but the same only remains a formality with the Blues
sorting out the compensation package with Derby. The Blues may not be able to
pursue new players but they have begun the work of extending the contracts of
players at the club. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has recently agreed on a bumper
five-year deal and reports suggest that he could be presented alongside