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Lampard advised to go for Newcastle Utd job immediatel
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Lampard advised to go for Newcastle Utd job immediatel

AC Milan striker, Olivier Giroud, has urged former Chelsea coach, Frank Lampard, to accept the Newcastle United job promptly should the opportunity arise. Giroud feels it would be the perfect chance for his former coach, Lampard, to ‘bounce back’ and prove his ‘quality’. Lampard is in a pole position to replace Steve Bruce as Newcastle manager. Bruce is expected to be relieved of his duties after Newcastle United was taken over by Saudis last week. Asked whether Lampard would be a good fit at Newcastle, Giroud told talkSPORT: “Yeah, definitely. “I talked to him a little bit last year and I think he’s looking forward to a good challenge to come back as a manager. And I think it is definitely a good option for him. “I believe Newcastle is a big team in the Premier League ...
Glen Johnson names most underrated player at Chelsea
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Glen Johnson names most underrated player at Chelsea

Former Chelsea star, Glen Johnson, has identified Mason Mount as the most ‘underrated’ player at Stamford Bridge. Johnson believes Mount should be ‘starting every week’ for Chelsea despite the intense competition for places in Thomas Tuchel’s squad. According to him, everyone would be raving about the England international if he was French or Italian. Mount broke into the Chelsea first-team under former manager Frank Lampard and has continued to impress since Tuchel’s appointment last January. He played 54 matches for Chelsea last season as they won the Champions League, reached the FA Cup final and finished fourth in the Premier League table. The 22-year-old has started four of Chelsea’s six Premier League games this season, missing last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester C...
Glen Johnson Names most Underrated Player at Chelsea
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Glen Johnson Names most Underrated Player at Chelsea

Former Chelsea star, Glen Johnson, has identified Mason Mount as the most ‘underrated’ player at Stamford Bridge. Johnson believes Mount should be ‘starting every week’ for Chelsea despite the intense competition for places in Thomas Tuchel’s squad. According to him, everyone would be raving about the England international if he was French or Italian. Mount broke into the Chelsea first-team under former manager Frank Lampard and has continued to impress since Tuchel’s appointment last January. He played 54 matches for Chelsea last season as they won the Champions League, reached the FA Cup final and finished fourth in the Premier League table. The 22-year-old has started four of Chelsea’s six Premier League games this season, missing last weekend’...
EPL: Sack Solskjaer like Chelsea did with Lampard – Jamie O’Hara tells Man Utd
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EPL: Sack Solskjaer like Chelsea did with Lampard – Jamie O’Hara tells Man Utd

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Jamie O’Hara, has urged Manchester United to sack their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, just as Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard in January and replaced him with Thomas Tuchel. O’Hara gave Man United the advice while reacting to the Red Devils’ Premier League 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa at Old Trafford over the weekend. According to him, Man United need to ‘cut ties’ with Solskjaer as he won’t make them title contenders this season, despite their star names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani. Man United are only a point off the top of the Premier League table so far this season, but O’Hara can’t see them mounting a serious title challenge before the end of the current campaign “Disappointing from ...
I feel bad for him – Lampard snubs Ronaldo, names best players he ever faced
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I feel bad for him – Lampard snubs Ronaldo, names best players he ever faced

Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has snubbed Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, and named Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho, as the two best players he ever faced during his career. Lampard, who played against Ronaldo, Messi and Ronaldinho during his career, insisted that he felt bad for the Portugal captain. “There is two I would say – one is Lionel Messi, because he is just the best, And I feel bad with Cristiano [Ronaldo] because what Cristiano has done in big games, winning finals and stuff, I think that is such a tight call,” Lampard told Coral’s All to Play For Podcast. “But to play against him [Messi], I didn’t play Ronaldo at his peak. I played him at Man United when he was getting towards it, but not at Real Madrid, where...
EPL: I underrated Most Players – Lampard admits, Regrets departure of one Chelsea star
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EPL: I underrated Most Players – Lampard admits, Regrets departure of one Chelsea star

Former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard has admitted that he underrated most of his players during his spell at Derby County. Lampard also said that Nigerian-born England international, Fikayo Tomori ‘didn’t really understand’ that he (Lampard) was trying to help him become a better player. Tomori starred at Derby while on loan from Chelsea during Lampard’s spell at Derby and again featured prominently upon his return to Stamford Bridge after Lampard rejoined Chelsea as manager. But with the signing of Thiago Silva, Tomori, however, quickly fell down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and had to join AC Milan on loan before making the deal a permanent one in the summer. He has impressed since making the switch to Italy and Lampard is not totally pleased about the w...
EPL: Mendy Reveals Secret behind his Success at Chelsea
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EPL: Mendy Reveals Secret behind his Success at Chelsea

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has revealed how he has managed to keep his starting position since he signed for the club one year ago. Mendy arrived at Stamford Bridge from Rennes while the team was led by Frank Lampard. The 29-year-old went on to claim the starting role between the sticks, which he has kept under new manager Thomas Tuchel. The Senegalese international has managed to keep clean sheets in 29 of his 50 games so far in a Chelsea shirt, winning the Champions League in May and was handed the trophy for UEFA Men’s Goalkeeper of the Year for 2020-21 season a few days ago. “When you play for this kind of club, you will find big competition [for places], a big fight for playing,” Mendy told Chelsea’s official website. “You can see it ...
EPL: Tuchel names Chelsea Player ‘very hard’ to Drop from Squad
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EPL: Tuchel names Chelsea Player ‘very hard’ to Drop from Squad

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has identified Mason Mount as the Blues player that is ‘very hard’ to leave out of his team. Tuchel stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday evening. Mount established himself as a key player under former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, and continued to impress under Tuchel. “We were very careful with him in pre-season, he [Mason Mount] didn’t start the game against Villarreal [in the UEFA Super Cup win] and then he started against Crystal Palace [in the Premier League] straight away,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website. “Sometimes we’re a bit worried but on the other side he seems to deal so good with all the minutes and all the load that he has that it is sometimes very hard to leave ...
EPL: Herrera hails Tuchel for Rescuing two Chelsea players from Lampard
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EPL: Herrera hails Tuchel for Rescuing two Chelsea players from Lampard

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, Ander Herrera, has given Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, credit for saving the careers of two players in his squad since taking over from former coach, Frank Lampard in January. The players are Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso. Rudiger and Alonso had fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge towards the end of Lampard’s reign as manager. Both players came back into the reckoning after Tuchel replaced Lampard and proceeded to help Chelsea win the Champions League and finish fourth in the Premier League last season. “I simply thought that this is football, that eight months before, we lost the same final with him [Thomas Tuchel] in the dugout,” Herrera told Marca. “This showed that this game is a mystery, and no other spo...
Lampard made life difficult, Tuchel believes in me – Christensen
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Lampard made life difficult, Tuchel believes in me – Christensen

Chelsea defender, Andreas Christensen, has said life was difficult for him during the reign of Frank Lampard as the club’s manager. The Denmark International said the current manager, Thomas Tuchel believes in him and has given him the opportunity to play for the club he loves. He disclosed this while dropping a hint that he is set to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge after putting the ‘difficult period’ he endured under Lampard behind him. Christensen, 25, who is a product of Chelsea academy, found himself on the periphery of the squad last season but has since established himself as a key player at the heart of Tuchel’s defence. “I know a lot is being said right now. I can not say too much, but I think it looks good,” Christensen told Danish publication Ekstra Bladet. “...
Arsenal vs Chelsea: I Questioned board’s decision to sack Lampard – Tuchel
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: I Questioned board’s decision to sack Lampard – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed that he asked the board if they were sure about sacking Frank Lampard, before he replaced the former England midfielder. Lampard, who won 11 major trophies as a player at Stamford Bridge, was sacked in January after 18 months in charge. During his time as manager, he led the Blues to the Champions League knockout stages twice, as well as a top-four Premier League finish and an FA Cup final. In an interview with Sky Sports ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Arsenal on Sunday, Tuchel said: “I actually said to the board, ‘are you sure of doing this? Because they will not like you. Maybe he deserves more time.’ Because when I think of Chelsea I think about Frank Lampard, John Terry, Petr Cech, Didier Drogba. “I think about him in...
Mendy: Tuchel has built family bond among Chelsea players
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Mendy: Tuchel has built family bond among Chelsea players

The Senegal goalkeeper talks up the friendly atmosphere in the Blues camp Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has lauded manager Thomas Tuchel for building family spirit among the players. The Stamford Bridge outfit conquered Europe after Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January by winning the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Super Cup. Mendy credited their collective spirit for the recent success and he praised their German coach for his leadership role.
Tuchel given credit for reviving three Chelsea players ‘finished’ under Lampard
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Tuchel given credit for reviving three Chelsea players ‘finished’ under Lampard

Former Chelsea striker, Tony Cascarino, has given manager, Thomas Tuchel, credit for reviving the careers of three players of his squad since taking over from former coach, Frank Lampard in January. The players are Christian Pulisic, Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta. Cascarino believes Tuchel needs to be credited with getting the best out of his current squad and for his decision-making in the summer transfer market. Tuchel has transformed Chelsea since his arrival at Stamford Bridge, taking a disjointed set of talented players and creating a unit that gets the best out of the collective squad. Under Tuchel, Chelsea won the 2020/21 Champions League last season and also finished in fourth position. The German also led Chelsea to victory in the Super Cup final ...
Tuchel names three teams likely to win title ahead of Chelsea
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Tuchel names three teams likely to win title ahead of Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has claimed his team are “fourth favourites” to win the 2021/2022 Premier League season. Tuchel has named Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United as those ahead of the Blues. Chelsea began the new campaign with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel has won 20 of his 32 matches since he took over from Frank Lampard in January, leading the team to Champions League triumph in May and to fourth place in last season’s Premier League. But even with the arrival of Romelu Lukaku, the German insists they are not favourites to win the title. “To be totally honest, I see us as the number four, that cannot be the favourite in the next year. “They have to close the gap to three, two and one. “This is the Premier League, a ...
EPL: Tuchel names three teams likely to win title ahead of Chelsea
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EPL: Tuchel names three teams likely to win title ahead of Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has claimed his team are “fourth favourites” to win the 2021/2022 Premier League season. Tuchel has named Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United as those ahead of the Blues. Chelsea began the new campaign with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel has won 20 of his 32 matches since he took over from Frank Lampard in January, leading the team to Champions League triumph in May and to fourth place in last season’s Premier League. But even with the arrival of Romelu Lukaku, the German insists they are not favourites to win the title. “To be totally honest, I see us as the number four, that cannot be the favourite in the next year. “They have to close the gap to three, two and one. “This is the Pr...
Lampard Names Chelsea’s biggest title rivals this season
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Lampard Names Chelsea’s biggest title rivals this season

Former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has named Manchester United and Liverpool as the club’s Premier League biggest title rivals this season. Lampard stated this ahead of Chelsea’s UEFA Super League final tie against Villarreal on Wednesday. Chelsea finished in the fourth position in the Premier League last season behind Liverpool, Manchester United and champions Manchester City. Speaking on Chelsea’s rivals this season, Lampard was quoted by Football London as saying on Monday: “I think you can’t discount Manchester United. They were not far off last year and they have gone again and brought in really impressive signings. “I think Liverpool will be the same, they missed huge players through injury for a big part of last season and the year before, they were one of the best ...
Arsenal vs Chelsea: All you need to know about Sunday’s preseason friendly, TV schedule
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: All you need to know about Sunday’s preseason friendly, TV schedule

Arsenal will take on Chelsea in a pre-season friendly game this afternoon. The two Premier League giants go head-to-head again, exactly one year after they clashed in the FA Cup final. On that occasion, the Gunners saw off their London rivals 1-0. The Blues were managed by Frank Lampard for the defeat at Wembley. Lampard has since been replaced by Thomas Tuchel, who went on to win the Champions League final against Manchester City. Tuchel however lost to Mikel Arteta’s men at Stamford Bridge as the 2020/2021 season wrapped up. Today’s game is part of a mini pre-season round robin tournament called the Mind Series, which also features Tottenham Hotspur. Funds raised from the three games will be split between mental health charity, Mind, and the clubs’ respective founda...
Frank Lampard’s possible next club revealed
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Frank Lampard’s possible next club revealed

  Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, is set to become the manager of English club, Swansea. According to talkSPORT, Lampard has emerged among the favourites to become Swansea next new manager. The Chelsea legend tops the list for the Swansea job alongside Eddie Howe. Others have also been linked for the Swansea job such as John Terry, Neil Lennon, Alex Neil, Paul Warne, Gareth Ainsworth and Tony Pulis. Swansea are currently on the hunt for a new manager after the departure of Steve Cooper, 41. Cooper guided Swansea to the Championship play-off final in May this year. But Swansea, however, missed out on promotion to the Premier League to Brentford. Cooper was linked with a host of jobs earlier this summer
Euro 2020 final: Lampard blames one England player for penalty shootout loss to Italy
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Euro 2020 final: Lampard blames one England player for penalty shootout loss to Italy

Former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard has criticised Marcus Rashford over the technique he employed during England’s penalty shootout against Italy. Lampard believes that Rashford’s style made it more difficult for the Manchester United man during England’s defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final. Manchester United left back, Luke Shaw gave England an early lead but Italy were able to force extra time and penalties after Leonardo Bonucci equalised in the second half. Rashford and Jadon Sancho were introduced a few minutes to the end of the second half extra-time for the purpose of the penalty shootout. But both players missed their penalties with Rashford being the first England player to miss his, as he sent Gianluigi Donnarumma the wrong way but his effort struck the po...
Ziyech to AC Milan: Would Chelsea playmaker be a good fit for the Rossoneri?
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Ziyech to AC Milan: Would Chelsea playmaker be a good fit for the Rossoneri?

The seemingly outgoing Chelsea man will essentially be replacing Hakan Calhanoglu, although the Serie A giants may need to tweak their approach After a chequered debut season at Chelsea, you wouldn’t blame Hakim Ziyech for considering his future at Stamford Bridge. Brought in to enhance the Blues’ final-third creativity amid a summer of talent acquisition under Frank Lampard last year, a whole lot was expected from the Morocco superstar. Having witnessed his impressive, intelligent displays for Ajax in the Champions League, supporters of the club had even more reason to be excited. To say it hasn’t quite gone according to plan will be underplaying the disappointment. However, the same could be said for Kai Havertz and Timo Werner to varying degrees, who endured mixed debut season...
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Chelsea centurion Mount baffled by his own progress after becoming England star & Champions League winner

The talented playmaker admits success has been a bit of a blur after bursting onto a senior stage at Stamford Bridge Mason Mount admits to being left baffled by his meteoric rise to prominence at Chelsea, with the England international now a Blues centurion and Champions League winner. Scaling such heights appeared a long way off when the 22-year-old spent time on loan at Vitesse and Derby between 2017 and 2019. He was, however, to be handed a big break by Frank Lampard - who worked with him at Pride Park - and has not looked back while racing to the very top of domestic and continental games.
Euro 2020: Lampard discloses only problem he had with N’golo Kante at Chelsea
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Euro 2020: Lampard discloses only problem he had with N’golo Kante at Chelsea

  Former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard has revealed the only problem he had with N’golo Kante, while he was in charge at Stamford Bridge. The Englishman said the ‘problem’ was trying to stop the midfielder from running too much during training sessions. Lampard handled Kante and his Chelsea teammates for 18 months before he was kicked out and replaced by former Paris Saint-Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel at the end of January. Kante struggled with hamstring injury at the time Lampard first came in but has recovered, establishing himself as an integral part of Chelsea’s midfield. Lampard, who anchored Chelsea midfield for many years, described Kante’s contribution to both club and country as ‘priceless’ and admits the only downside to managing the World Cup winner is havin...
Leicester City’s Toure and Cercle Brugge’s Jaidi receive Uefa Pro Licences
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Leicester City’s Toure and Cercle Brugge’s Jaidi receive Uefa Pro Licences

The African football icons now boast the highest-level managerial qualification in association football in Europe Leicester City first-team coach Kolo Toure and Cercle Brugge assistant manager Radhi Jaidi have received their Uefa Pro Licences. The former Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia centre-backs completed their coaching badges with the English Football Association a year ago. However, they were presented with their certificates on Tuesday alongside former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.
It’s Timo Time! Werner can put Chelsea struggles behind him to become Germany’s Euro 2020 saviour
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It’s Timo Time! Werner can put Chelsea struggles behind him to become Germany’s Euro 2020 saviour

The forward scored just six Premier League goals this season but he should be recalled for his nation's must-win meeting with Portugal on Saturday Timo Werner's greatest Chelsea moment so far did not even involve him touching the ball. The Germany forward was hailed for his decoy run in the Champions League final, allowing Kai Havertz the space to score the only goal against Manchester City and bring the trophy back to London. Fans and Frank Lampard had believed that Werner would become their new star striker, but the 25-year-old finished the season with just six Premier League goals and a total of 12 across all competitions.
England vs Croatia: Lampard Comments on Mount’s Performance after 1-0 Win
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England vs Croatia: Lampard Comments on Mount’s Performance after 1-0 Win

Former England midfielder, Frank Lampard, has commented on Mason Mount’s performance following the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 1-0 victory against Croatia on Sunday. Lampard, who managed Mount during his time at Derby County and Chelsea respectively, said the midfielder’s performance for England against Croatia was classic. England defeated Croatia at Wembley Stadium, thanks to Manchester City star, Raheem Sterling’s second half goal. England vs Croatia: Rio Ferdinand hands Southgate names of players to start Euro 2021 tie “Mason’s performance all round was class, he for me is the best attacking midfielder in terms of pressing and jumping back in midfield to win the ball back,” Lampard told the BBC. Meanwhile, reacting after the game, Mount said at his post-match press confer...
Ex-Chelsea boss Lampard ready for management return
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Ex-Chelsea boss Lampard ready for management return

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he's ready to return to management. Lampard has been linked with a number of posts since his departure from Stamford Bridge, including with managerial roles at West Brom and Crystal Palace as well as the England U21 hotseat. And despite being axed by his former club, the ex-Derby boss insists the hunger and the desire to tackle the challenges of being a manager remains. "I am certainly not put off [becoming a manager again]," he said. "I love the job and the challenge of it. I had two great experiences at Derby and then at Chelsea and I would love to get back in but at the right time and at the right moment. "Obviously you never want to lose a job, I was in pretty good company at Chelsea. "But it happens, it is the brutal reality of ...
Lampard Finally Reacts to Chelsea winning Champions League Under Tuchel
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Lampard Finally Reacts to Chelsea winning Champions League Under Tuchel

Frank Lampard has finally spoken about his former club Chelsea winning the Champions League this year. The 42-year-old was sacked as manager of the Blues in January and replaced by Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel then went on to win Europe’s biggest trophy within his first six months. Lampard has now admitted it was bittersweet to see Chelsea succeed on the continent. Lampard, appearing on BBC One as a pundit for England’s Euro 2020 opener against Croatia, said: “Yeah when you work towards something you want to be there, you want to be the manager and I’m never going to try and lay claim on that. I was part of the early foundation potentially but Thomas did a fantastic job getting them there. “I will say when I watched it, first I’m a Chelsea person, Chelsea fans are happy and the...
Jadon Sancho Names two ex-Chelsea Players he Admired
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Jadon Sancho Names two ex-Chelsea Players he Admired

  Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, has revealed that Chelsea legends Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba were two of his biggest inspirations while he was growing up. The 21-year-old is being strongly linked with a transfer to Manchester United, with the Red Devils reportedly having seen a £67m bid rejected this week. But growing up in South London, Chelsea were the team Sancho supported. Speaking in an interview with talkSPORT, Sancho was asked who were his main footballing models during his youth. “I’d probably say Frank Lampard. I was a Chelsea fan growing up, I can’t lie! Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard were my favourite players at the time. “I just love Frank Lampard and how he played his game; he was so direct and so composed on the ball. I like things l...
Frank Lampard Gets new Job
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Frank Lampard Gets new Job

  Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, will work with the BBC as a pundit at this summer’s European Championships. Lampard will join notable names like Darren Fletcher and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, alongside regulars Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand. He is expected to be in the studio for England’s opening game against Croatia on Sunday. Lampard will also be offering his opinion when France play Portugal on June 23. The 42-year-old worked with BT Sport as a pundit, before taking his first job in management with Derby County. But he has been out of work since he was fired by Chelsea in January. Lampard was only in charge for 18 months before he was replaced by Thomas Tuchel with the Blues sitting outside the top four.
I will Call Tuchel after Euro 2020 – Mbappe
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I will Call Tuchel after Euro 2020 – Mbappe

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has said he will call Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, to congratulate him on his success in the Champions League. Tuchel’s men beat Manchester City 1-0 in the final on May 29. It was the German’s first trophy since he replaced Frank Lampard at the end of January. Tuchel and Mbappe both came close to winning it last year, but PSG lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the final. Mbappe believes his former manager can become one of the world’s best coaches, praising Tuchel’s tactical nous. “After the Euros, I’m going to call him because I have a really good relationship with him,” Mbappe said in an interview with Sport Bild. “He’s fantastic tactically. He knows exactly how opponents will behave and can predict matches very accu...
Havertz names Outstanding Chelsea Player since Tuchel’s arrival
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Havertz names Outstanding Chelsea Player since Tuchel’s arrival

Chelsea attacking midfielder, Kai Havertz, has named teammate, Antonio Rudiger, as the outstanding Blues player since their manager Thomas Tuchel’s arrival at Stamford Bridge last January. Rudiger looked to be on the verge of leaving Chelsea last January under former manager Frank Lampard. But after Lampard’s departure and Tuchel’s appointment, Rudiger’s form has been exceptional for the reigning Champions League winners. “He [Rudiger] has given us so much stability over the last few months. After Tuchel’s arrival, he played outstandingly,” Havertz was quoted by Goal as telling reporters ahead of the Euro 2020. “As a mentality player, he is also important. On the pitch, he is a warrior. A bit like Kante – you want him in your team. “Playing against him in training is not...
UCL final: Thiago Silva gives Credit to Lampard after Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Man City
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UCL final: Thiago Silva gives Credit to Lampard after Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Man City

Chelsea centre-back, Thiago Silva, has credited the club’s former manager, Frank Lampard, for being part of the Blues’ journey to winning the Champions League this season. Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League final on Saturday night in Porto, thanks to Kai Havertz’s first-half goal. The Stamford Bridge club would not have made it to the Champions League final without Lampard having first guided them out of the group stage. Recall that Lampard was sacked in January and was replaced by Thomas Tuchel. Speaking after the match, Silva, who limped out of the final in the first half, hailed Lampard, who signed him from PSG last summer. “Without Lampard, I would not be here,” the Brazilian defender told RMC Sport. “I am very happy, and I hope he will b...
UCL final: Tuchel Discusses his Future, makes promise to Abramovich after Chelsea win over Man City
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UCL final: Tuchel Discusses his Future, makes promise to Abramovich after Chelsea win over Man City

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has revealed the promise he made to the club owner, Roman Abramovich after their Champions League glory on Saturday night. The German said he is in line to sign a new contract and has told Abramovich he is ‘hungry’ to win more trophies for the Blues. Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in Saturday’s final in Porto with Kai Havertz’s first-half goal enough to give the Blues a second Champions League trophy. Abramovich was in attendance at the Estadio do Dragao and watched his team win. And this was the first meeting between Tuchel and Abramovich since the German replaced Frank Lampard as manager in January. “I’m not quite sure if I can even speak out this, I’m not even 100 per cent sure but maybe I have already a new contract with th...
Lampard Reveals Shock Job he Could take after Chelsea sack
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Lampard Reveals Shock Job he Could take after Chelsea sack

  Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has suggested he would not mind dropping back into the Championship for his next managerial role. Lampard is out of work since the Blues sacked him in January. The 42-year-old has now said he does not “have an ego” because he has managed a team in the Champions League and could make a return to the second tier. Lampard’s first managerial job was in the Championship with Derby County. He led the Rams to the play-off final in his only season there, before he returned to Chelsea as manager in 2019. “I’m not rushing into anything but if the opportunity arises and it’s the right one then I want to work again. “I love working in management more than I thought I would. “I would take a view on going into the Championship. If...
Victor Moses to Join Spartak Moscow on Permanent deal From Chelsea for €4.5million
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Victor Moses to Join Spartak Moscow on Permanent deal From Chelsea for €4.5million

Russian Premier League club, Spartak Moscow have agreed to sign Victor Moses on a permanent deal from Chelsea. The former Nigeria international joined the Russian outfit last summer on loan after failing to win over former Blues boss Frank Lampard. His temporary stay in Russia has proved to be a success after he scored four goals and made several assists in 19 appearances as Spartak finished runners-up to champions Zenit St Petersburg. The club confirmed that they will trigger the option in his loan deal to keep the 30-year-old on a permanent basis, with reports from Goal claiming the Blues will receive a €4.5million (?2.2billion) fee in three installments. 'His contract would be automatically redeemed if the team finished in the top three, and we finished second,' Spartak's P...
Steven Gerrard and David Beckham inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame
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Steven Gerrard and David Beckham inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame

Steven Gerrard and David Beckham have become the latest players to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. The former England captains are the seventh and eighth players to be handed the honour, joining Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Frank Lampard and Dennis Bergkamp. Gerrard spent 17 years at Liverpool - including 12 as captain - during which time he scored 120 goals and provided a further 92 assists in 504 Premier League appearances. Those figures place him 11th on the all-time list for appearances in the Premier League, 18th for goals and seventh for assists. Gerrard won the Premier League Player of the Month award on six separate occasions but failed to get his hands on the title itself, finishing as a runner-up in 2014, 2009, and 20...
Lampard reacts to Tuchel’s comments about his time at Chelsea
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Lampard reacts to Tuchel’s comments about his time at Chelsea

  The immediate past manager of Chelsea, Frank Lampard, has expressed his gratitude to his successor, Thomas Tuchel, over his remarks praising his work in the first half of the 2020/2021 season. Tuchel replaced Lampard in January and has led the Blues to the finals of the FA Cup and Champions League. The former PSG boss has also all but sealed a top-four finish in the Premier League. But he gave credit to the foundation Lampard laid, as the reason why he is thriving. In reaction, Lampard said today: “I appreciated his (Tuchel’s) words last week. “I was pleased to hear them because I think it’s right. I’m not just giving myself credit. But if I was in his shoes I would certainly speak like that so he’s giving me credit for the first half of the season. “He’s ta...
Arsenal Legend Dennis Bergkamp Inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame
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Arsenal Legend Dennis Bergkamp Inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame

Arsenal legend, Dennis Bergkamp has been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. Bergkamp, who scored 87 goals and laid on 94 assists in 315 Premier League appearances for Arsenal, joins his former team-mate Thierry Henry as well as Alan Shearer, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, and Frank Lampard in the Hall of Fame. The Dutch forward arrived at Arsenal in 1995 from Inter Milan and he had a transformative impact on the club. Bergkamp helped Arsenal win the Premier League three times, including going the whole season unbeaten in 2003/04. “It feels special to be part of a small group of players who got the recognition of playing in the strongest league in the world,” said Bergkamp. “I’m honoured. “I’m extremely proud if people say that I was one of the first foreign pla...
Former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame
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Former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame

Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard has become the latest player to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. Lampard, who is the club's all-time leading goalscorer, scored 177 goals in 609 Premier League appearances for West Ham, Chelsea, and Manchester City. He won the Premier League three times during a storied 13-year career at Stamford Bridge, during which he scored 211 goals in all competitions. The 42-year-old is widely considered as one of Chelsea's greatest ever players and has now been recognised for his contributions in the top flight of English football. He picked up four Premier League Player of the Month awards and the 2004-05 Premier League Player of the Season gong. Lampard joins Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Roy Keane and Eric Cantona in the Hall of Fame. ...
EPL: Lampard in ‘Advanced talks’ With Chelsea’s Rivals to Become new Manager
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EPL: Lampard in ‘Advanced talks’ With Chelsea’s Rivals to Become new Manager

  Frank Lampard is in advanced talks with Crystal Palace to become their new manager. This is according to transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano. Romano also claimed that Slavia Praga’s Abdallah Sima could be one of Lampard’s first signings if he arrives at the South London club. “Crystal Palace are still in contact with Frank Lampard and his agent as potential new manager – talks progressing. “Abdallah Sima from Slavia Praga is among the options as new signings, also in case Lampard will be appointed,” he tweeted. Lampard has been out of job since he sacked at Chelsea in January. Roy Hodgson, who is the current Palace manager, has a deal which ends this summer. The 73-year-old looks to leave Selhurst Park after six years.
EPL: Luiz, Willian to Leave Arsenal for new Clubs this Summer
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EPL: Luiz, Willian to Leave Arsenal for new Clubs this Summer

  Arsenal stars, David Luiz and Willian, are expected to leave the club this summer transfer window. This was disclosed by respected football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano. Romano disclosed this in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Sunday. According to him, European clubs and MLS side, Inter Miami are interested in signing the Brazilians at the end of the season. “After David Luiz, also Willian is expected to leave Arsenal this summer,” Romano tweeted. “There’s interest from European clubs and from MLS – Inter Miami wanted him last summer. Arsenal are waiting for official bids.” Luiz joined Arsenal from Chelsea in the summer of 2019 from London rivals Chelsea after falling out with former Blues manager, Frank Lampard. Willian, meanwhile, joined the Gunne...
FA Cup: Abraham’s Girlfriend Slams Thomas Tuchel after Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Leicester
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FA Cup: Abraham’s Girlfriend Slams Thomas Tuchel after Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Leicester

  Leah Monroe, a girlfriend to Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, has slammed Thomas Tuchel after the manager left out her partner from the FA Cup final squad. Abraham helped the squad reach the final of the competition, having played an integral part under Frank Lampard. However, the Nigerian-born England international has fallen down the pecking order since Tuchel’s took over at Stamford Bridge. Abraham is Chelsea’s top goalscorer this season with 12 goals in 34 appearances despite a lack of first-team opportunities He scored his first senior hat-trick in the fourth round win over Luton and also scored the decisive goal in the fifth round win at Championship play-off contenders Barnsley. Tuchel, however, has preferred his countryman, Timo Werner, upfront and Olivi...
Chelsea vs Leicester: Brendan Rodgers Highlights Thomas Tuchel’s Advantages Over Lampard
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Chelsea vs Leicester: Brendan Rodgers Highlights Thomas Tuchel’s Advantages Over Lampard

  Brendan Rodgers has highlighted the differences between Thomas Tuchel and Frank Lampard going into Leicester City’s FA final clash against Chelsea on Saturday. According to the Leicester City boss, Thomas Tuchel’s experience of working with world-class players has helped the Blues’ transformation after Lampard’s sack. Lampard was sacked and replaced with former Paris Saint-Germain boss, Tuchel in January. And the former Borussia Dortmund manager has taken the club to finals of the Champions League and FA Cup and is also on course to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League. Rodgers backed Lampard to become a ‘fantastic manager’ in the future but believes his successor’s clear vision has aided Chelsea’s improvement. “Frank passed on a very strong squad of ...
FA Cup Final: Tuchel Names Chelsea Squad to Face Leicester City [Full List]
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FA Cup Final: Tuchel Names Chelsea Squad to Face Leicester City [Full List]

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named his squad to face Leicester City in the FA Cup final on Saturday evening. The German is looking to win his first trophy with the Blues, after only replacing Frank Lampard in January. If the Blues see off Brendan Rodgers’ men, they would have won the FA Cup for the ninth time in their history. Ahead of kick-off this evening, Tuchel has already confirmed that both Kepa Arrizabalaga and N’Golo Kante will start for the Blues. Meanwhile, Croatian midfielder, Mateo Kovacic is back and available for selection, after missing the last nine games with a hamstring injury. Full Chelsea squad available to face Leicester: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero & Edouard Mendy. Defenders: Reece James, Cesar Azpilicu...
EPL: Lampard Set to Join Chelsea’s London Rivals
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EPL: Lampard Set to Join Chelsea’s London Rivals

  Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has emerged as a leading contender to replace Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace this summer, according to the UK Telegraph. Lampard, who was sacked at Stamford Bridge in January, is now a “frontrunner” for the Palace hotseat. Hodgson’s deal ends this summer and he looks to leave the South London club after six years. The 73-year-old took charge of his 361st game in the English top-flight, as Palace lost 3-1 at Southampton on Tuesday evening. Talks over Hodgson’s future have been delayed until the season is over, but it is believed he is on his way out of Selhurst Park. Lampard, who managed Derby County before taking over at Chelsea in 2019, has been identified as Crystal Palace’s main managerial target with the former England ...
Chelsea vs Arsenal: What Tuchel Said about Lampard Ahead of EPL Clash
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Chelsea vs Arsenal: What Tuchel Said about Lampard Ahead of EPL Clash

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has credited his predecessor, Frank Lampard, with the success of the team this season. Tuchel replaced Lampard in January after the former England midfielder was sacked by Roman Abramovich. The German has led the Blues to two finals in the FA Cup and Champions League within a short time. When asked how much credit is due to his predecessor for Chelsea’s achievements this season, Tuchel said: “For sure, you can only arrive in a final of the FA Cup or Champions League if you make it through the group stage. And Frank had an amazing record in the group stage of the Champions League and won all the FA Cup games that were there to win too. “So, this laid the foundation to arrive in the finals, and I will never forget it. We don’t feel as...
Who needs Haaland? Why Werner will prove the Chelsea doubters wrong
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Who needs Haaland? Why Werner will prove the Chelsea doubters wrong

Timo Werner’s pass for Kai Havertz to score his second of the afternoon in Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday took the former to double figures for both goals and assists this season. The last person to do that for the Blues in their debut season was Eden Hazard. If this is Werner at low ebb, just imagine what he will be like when he hits form. Moving to a new country is not easy during a pandemic. England has been in lockdown for the vast majority of Werner’s time at Chelsea, which is bound to affect his ability to adapt and feel at home, while the move from Frank Lampard to Thomas Tuchel created another hurdle for the Germany international to jump.
Premier League Announces 23-player Shortlist for Hall of Fame [Full list]
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Premier League Announces 23-player Shortlist for Hall of Fame [Full list]

  The English Premier League, EPL, has announced a shortlist of 23 players who will battle it out to join Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer in the competition’s newly-announced Hall of Fame. On Monday, it was announced that Henry and Shearer – two of the Premier League’s most prolific goal scorers – were the first two inductees. Fans have now been given a chance to vote for the six who will join Henry and Shearer in the class of 2021, and they have 23 players to choose from. Chelsea and Liverpool legends, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, are among those who can be selected. See the full list of 23 players are below: Tony Adams (Arsenal) David Beckham (Man Utd) Dennis Bergkamp (Arsenal) Sol Campbell (Arsenal, Newcastle, Portsmouth, Tottenham) Eric Canton...
EPL: Tuchel makes Chelsea history after 1-0 win at West Ham
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EPL: Tuchel makes Chelsea history after 1-0 win at West Ham

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, made history on Saturday, as he extended his unbeaten run away from home to 10 matches, following a 1-0 win over West Ham. Tuchel only replaced Blues legend Frank Lampard in January. Since then, the 47-year-old has not lost a single game on the road. Chelsea took on the Hammers in a London Derby, looking to seal a spot in the top four. Timo Werner opened scoring just before half time, tucking away Ben Chilwell’s low cross. The Blues eased to victory in the dying stages of the game, as West Ham’s defender Fabian Balbuena was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Chilwell.
Lampard was not Ready for Chelsea Job – Jorginho Slams Former boss
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Lampard was not Ready for Chelsea Job – Jorginho Slams Former boss

  Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho, has said former manager Frank Lampard “wasn’t ready” for the managerial job, because he “skipped a few steps”. Jorginho stated this in an interview with ESPN Brasil. Lampard replaced Maurizio Sarri in 2019, leading the Blues to a top-four finish and an FA Cup final during his debut campaign. It was viewed as a successful season, especially after Chelsea had lost Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and could not sign players due to a FIFA transfer ban. Chelsea splashed out £220 million last summer but Lampard failed to get the best out of new boys Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, which resulted in his dismissal in January. Jorginho only played 90 minutes on four occasions under Lampard this season and feels the former England midfielder needed m...

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