LAMPARD ON PALACE MANAGERIAL SHORTLIST

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is reportedly on a three-man managerial shortlist at Crystal Palace ahead of the new season which starts in August. This is according to the report from Football Insider which revealed that Frank Lampard is on the shortlist alongside Eddie Howe and Burnley boss Sean Dyche.

South Londoners Palace have started the search for a new manager with current manager Roy Hodgson set to retire when his contract is up this summer. 73-year-old Hodgson is expected to announce his retirement soonest.

TUCHEL DEMANDS FOR LAMPARD TARGETS

New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has asked for the same transfer targets demanded by his predecessor, Frank Lampard. Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as the Blues boss at the start of this year and has led the club to an unbeaten run spanning 14 games in all competitions. The unbeaten sequence includes victories at fellow London team Tottenham Hotspur and holders Liverpool in the league as well as Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. Ex-Borussia Dortmund and PSG manager Tuchel has been able to rescue Chelsea's season since he was appointed as the replacement for the sacked Frank Lampard.

LAMPARD, GOOD FIT FOR PALACE

Former Premier League striker Marlon Harewood is certain that Chelsea legend Frank Lampard would be a good replacement for Roy Hodgson as the Crystal Palace manager. Ex-Aston Villa and West Ham United attacker Harewood talked about Lampard and the Crystal Palace managerial job in a chat with media platform Football Fancast. According to him, Frank Lampard would do a good job at Selburst Park if the 42-year-old is named as the replacement for the ageing Hodgson at the South London club. Roy Hodgson is in the final few months of his contract as the Crystal Palace manager and he could leave this summer if the former England and Switzerland boss fails to sign a new deal at the club. Roy Hodgson has done a decent job at Crystal Palace this season after the win over West Brom at the weekend took the Eagles to 11th place on the league table.

EVERYTHING HAS IMPROVED SINCE LAMPARD LEFT

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicuetahas stylishly thrown a shade at former manager Frank Lampard by saying that everything has improved since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as the Chelsea manager. Cesar Azpilicueta talked about the Frank Lampard era at Chelsea in comparison with Thomas Tuchel during an exclusive interview with Spanish newspaper MundoDeportivo. According to him, results have improved significantly since the appointment of German tactician Thomas Tuchelin place of the sacked Frank Lampard and that the team has better feelings with Tuchel in charge. Cesar Azpilicueta also pointed out that he was fortunate to share the dressing room with Frank Lampard before he became his coach at the same club.

LAMPARD RULED OUT OF BOURNEMOUTH JOB

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is out of the running for the permanent managerial position at Bournemouth, who are in the English Championship following their relegation from the top flight. Bournemouth narrowly missed Premier League survival and then manager Eddie Howe had to resign from his job with the Cherries after their relegation was confirmed. Bournemouth opted to promote a manager from within the club instead of appointing a manager from outside.


This led to the emergence of Jason Tindall as the Bournemouth manager. Jason Tindall was the assistant manager to Eddie Howe and the club decided to promote him to the role of a manager. It didn't work out well for him as he was sacked as the Cherries boss last week after a poor run that saw the South Coast club drop to the sixth and final playoff spot.

LAMPARD EARNS £2M CHELSEA PAYOFF

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was paid just £2m as payoff following his dismissal from his role as their manager. Frank Lampard enjoyed a very good career as a player at Stamford Bridge. The 42-year-old spent over a decade at Stamford Bridge following his move from London rivals West Ham United in the summer of 2003. Frank Lampard spent 11 years at Chelsea on the back of his £11m move from the Hammers.


He went on to attain legendary status at Chelsea due to his goals. Frank Lampard won several titles for the Blues in addition to being the record goalscorer for the club till date.

PULISIC IS BEING WASTED UNDER LAMPARD

Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic should not be playing for the West London giants at this moment according to Former United States of America international Alexis Lalas. According to him, Pulisic is too good for the present Chelsea team and that the ex-Borussia Dortmund forward is being wasted under Blues manager Frank Lampard.


Alexis Lalas talked about Christian Pulisic, Frank Lampard and Chelsea on the State of the Union podcast.
Alexis Lalas buttressed his point by saying that Christian Pulisic was the only player who tried to change the game for the Chelsea during the defeat to Manchester City in their last league game and that he needs better players around him.

LAMPARD RETAINS CHELSEA SUPPORT - REPORT

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard retains the support of the club amidst the growing pressure on him following a run of just one win from the last five matches in the Premier League. The Blues are not ready to change their manager according to the Transfer Window Podcast as Frank Lampard would be given enough time to turn things around. After a good start to the season, Frank Lampard and Chelsea have lost their way with four points gained from the last fifteen points on offer in the league.


The recent poor run in the league has seen the Blues drop down the league table. Chelsea are in sixth place on the table and are presently far from the title picture at the moment.

LAMPARD PROVIDES INJURY UPDATE ON WINGERS

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has provided the latest update on the injuries of wingers Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi. The Blues boss gave the update on the two Chelsea wingers during his post-match press conference after the final group game in Group E on Tuesday night. The Blues played hosts to Russian Premier League team Krasnodar at Stamford Bridge in their final group game of this season's Champions League.
On the two players, Frank Lampard does not expect Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi to return to his team until the end of this month. According to him, they went for scans on Monday and it showed that they would be out of action for around two weeks.

Frank Lampard added that Moroccan international Ziyech is most likely to return to action sooner out of the two players. He sustained the injury during the league win over Leeds United at Stamford Bridge at the weekend. Lampard and Chelsea came from behind to beat Leeds United 3-1 at home to continue their push for the title. The Blues are in third position on the league log and two points off leaders Spurs and Liverpool in second place after eleven matches this season.

LAMPARD EYEING JANUARY SWOOP FOR DECLAN RICE

Blues manager Frank Lampard is still hot on the chase for England and West Ham superstar Declan Rice, according to multiple reports. The Chelsea boss and Jody Morris, his deputy are huge admirers of Rice, who has starred astonishingly under David Moyes in East London.

Lampard splashed the cash on a number of marquee signings for Chelsea in the summer but seems to hunger for more squad depth. Reports claim that he has already drawn up a list of his key transfer targets ahead of the window opening in January, with Rice topping his wish-list.

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