Lampard demands more from his Chelsea players after Champions League draw

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said that the Blues must show a higher level of focus after being drawn against Bayern Munich at the round of 16 stage of the Champions League. The Blues qualified for the knockouts after a hard-fought 2-1 triumph over Lille in the final group stage game but that was not sufficient to keep them at the top of the standings.

Lampard Criticises Lack of Professionalism from Barkley

Midfielder Ross Barkley is once again in the soup after being caught without his shirts in a nightclub just a before a Chelsea game. This has infuriated manager Frank Lampard, who has claimed that the player has shown a lack of professionalism. The midfielder has already been caught in the headlines after being involved in a fight with a taxi driver a few months ago. Barkley is currently unavailable for selection after picking up an ankle injury recently.

Olivier Giroud does not agree with manager Frank Lampard

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has said that he does not agree with manager Frank Lampard over his restricted role but won’t criticise the head coach for the same. The France international has barely featured for the Blues in the Premier League this term with Tammy Abraham being the undisputed choice to lead the line.

Frank Lampard says he always believed in Tammy Abraham

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said that he always had the trust and belief that Tammy Abraham would prove his credentials with the club. The England international made a slow beginning to the campaign with three below-par performances but he has since found a scoring streak with seven goals in the past three matches.

Paul Merson suggest Chelsea are missing the services of David Luiz

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson suggests Chelsea are missing the ball-playing abilities of David Luiz at the heart of the defence. The Brazil international has been an influential performer for the Blues over the years, but he is no longer in their ranks after he made the surprise move to Premier League rivals Arsenal before the transfer deadline.

Paul Merson suggest Chelsea are missing the services of David Luiz

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson suggests Chelsea are missing the ball-playing abilities of David Luiz at the heart of the defence. The Brazil international has been an influential performer for the Blues over the years, but he is no longer in their ranks after he made the surprise move to Premier League rivals Arsenal before the transfer deadline.

Joe Cole believes Frank Lampard can lead Chelsea back to title contention

Former Chelsea star Joe Cole believes Frank Lampard has the credentials to transform the Blues into potential title contenders once. The west London giants have been far from competing for the Premier League in the past two seasons and that could remain the case for the forthcoming campaign with the club not able to strengthen the squad due to a transfer ban.

Speaking to The Mail, Cole said that Lampard has the opportunity of changing the culture of the club and blood more youngsters into the first-team squad. He added the 41-year-old won’t need much time to adjust to the surroundings being a Blues legend and he is the right man to change the club’s fortunes in the Premier League.

Paul Merson suggest Chelsea are missing the services of David Luiz

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson suggests Chelsea are missing the ball-playing abilities of David Luiz at the heart of the defence. The Brazil international has been an influential performer for the Blues over the years, but he is no longer in their ranks after he made the surprise move to Premier League rivals Arsenal before the transfer deadline.

Since then, the Blues have opened their Premier League campaign with a disappointing 4-0 loss to Manchester United on the road and Merson believes the departure of Luiz from the club’s ranks has reduced the quality in the club’s backline. Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson indicated that goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga prefers to play out from the back and that may not necessarily suit the current central defensive combination of Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma.

Kovacic looking forward to scoring goals under Frank Lampard

Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic is hoping to learn to score more goals under the guidance of Chelsea boss Frank Lampard. The midfielder spent the previous campaign on loan with the west London giants and he managed to sufficiently impress during the 51 appearances to secure a permanent move to the club.

Despite this, the 25-year-old was disappointing on the creativity front with not a single goal scored but he is hoping to make amends under Lampard, who is currently the club’s all-time scorer with 211 goals, he said: “I’m looking forward to working with him a lot. He was an amazing player and he showed last season that he is a good coach as well. I’m looking forward to learning how to score from him because he scored quite a lot and me not so much last season! I’m maybe not exactly the same type of midfielder as he was but he had some strong abilities, especially scoring goals.”

Dennis Wise worried about Lampard’s expected recruitment at Chelsea

Former Chelsea star Dennis Wise is unsure over the recruitment of Frank Lampard as the new Blues head coach. The west London giants recently ended their association with Maurizio Sarri and reports have since claimed Lampard will take over at the helm with talks at an advanced stage to release him from Championship side Derby County.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Wise said that Lampard could be afforded with more time in the head coach role, considering the club will be under a transfer ban for the next year. He added that the move has been much fancied among the Blues’ faithful, though he is fearful about the response, should the Blues drop off from competing for potential silverware next term.

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