Mourinho outlines new role for Frank Lampard

Chelsea boss Joe Mourinho has admitted that he will have to use club legend Frank Lampard this season but believes the England man still has the feet to carve a niche for himself at the centre of the park, just as Claude Makelele did for himself in his first stint as Chelsea manager.

Lampard had been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge for much of 2013 but when it was confirmed the Portuguese manager was returning for a second spell in charge of the club, the 35 year old was handed a one year contract extension and now, the former Real Madrid manager has revealed how he plans to use his star midfielder in the coming months of the Premier League.

Speaking to reporters at the club’s pre-season tour in Jakarta, Indonesia, Frank Lampard does not have the legs to give him 60 matches a season like he did before but the quality of the player as well as what he represents as to how he likes football to be played still remains the same. He went on to add that he is intelligent, he is open and he has a great relationship with him.

Mourinho admitted that Lampard knows that he is experienced and he has an idea of what he managed to achieve with Makelele. The Blues manager mentioned that the Frenchman joined the club during the latter stages of his career but he still managed to find his feet and gave brilliant service to the club and the manager who had put their faith in him.

Mourinho mentioned that things don’t have to change with Frank Lampard, but only the way they analyze every competition. He mentioned that he didn’t have to do it with him before when he played if he was fit but things change.