Despite the recent changes that Chelsea has been experiencing in the past few years in which they have gone through 9 different managers, Frank Lampard believes the future is bright and better than ever with the return of Jose Mourinho.

‘After the instability of the past couple of years, it’s nice to be a bit more settled. Personally, I was delighted he returned because I knew what a great manager he’d be for the club and for me,’ Lampard told TalkSport.


The manager of Everton FC, Roberto Martinez, has hailed Gareth Barry for his performance in the match against Aston Villa and has said that the 32 years old midfielder can still make a comeback to the England team.

Barry was in great rhythm the other day at Villa Park and he guided the Toffees to a comfortable 2-0 win.

The England manager Roy Hodgson was also there to watch the game. He had actually come with the purpose of having a look at the young guns, but, he would have certainly been impressed to see one of the English veterans playing that way.


Chelsea managed to go second in the Barclays Premier league after a convincing 4-1 win over Cardiff city at Stamford Bridge. Frank Lampard played an influential role in the match. He had just returned from helping England qualify for the World Cup.

After the encounter, Lampard heaped praise on his Chelsea teammates by saying that they were extremely good throughout the 90 minutes. Chelsea did not start to the match well after conceding an early goal due to a lapse in concentration. David Luiz allowed Cardiff to open the scoring when he could have easily prevented it.

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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.

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Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has said that the defence must improve substantially if they are to have any chance of beating Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday. Chelsea will be taking on Manchester City in the semifinals of the FA Cup. This is one of the toughest matches in the season for Chelsea.

It has just been made even more tough due to the marathon run of fixtures they have had in recent weeks. The team has played four matches in the last week alone, while they will be coming after a gruelling trip to Moscow to play against Rubin Kazan in the Europa league quarter-finals.

Even though they lost the match against Rubin Kazan 3-2, they managed to progress into the semifinals 5-4 on aggregate. Chelsea took the lead twice in the match, but they could not hold on to the lead for much longer, as they allowed the Russian team to totally dominate in the second half. Fernando Torres and Victor Moses scored the goals for Chelsea. John Terry was extremely poor at the back, as his defensive line allowed Rubin Kazan to take advantage. Chelsea would have gone out of the competition had they conceded two goals, which seemed like a real possibility at one stage in the match.

"We have to stop crosses and deal much better with them - things we couldn't do against Rubin. was happy with the first half, but we have to improve on our second-half performance. I'm disappointed because we didn't defend well in the second half. It is not just the defenders who have to improve, because it is the whole team who defends. We managed the squad and hopefully we'll have some fresh legs for Sunday too," said Benitez, who rested a number of key players against Rubin Kazan.


Frank Lampard has said that he desperately wants to play in the World Cup 2014. Lampard had played in England’s friendly match against Brazil a couple of weeks ago. He was not included in the starting XI and had come to play as a substitute in the second half of the match and he stood up to the expectations of his manager Roy Hodgson. He found the net in the 60th minute and gave his team a lead of 2-1.

Lampard’s performance in this season for Chelsea has been pretty consistent. He has scored 11 goals so far in the ongoing season. But, his contract with Chelsea will get finished at the end of this season and it is not clear whether the Chelsea management wants to extend his contract. According to some reports, the American club Los Angeles Galaxy wants to sign Lampard and the English midfielder might be on his way to USA next summer.

However, Roy Hodgson has recently said that if Lampard continues playing in England or Europe, it will increase his chances of being selected in the England team for the World Cup.
When asked if Hodgson’s statement will prevent him from joining any club outside Europe, Lampard said, “No, that will not affect my decision. At the end of the season, I will sit and think what is best for me and then, will take any decision.”

A couple of years ago Lampard had said that he might not make it to the England team for the 2014 world cup as the management would be looking for the younger players. But, after performing well recently, the English midfielder has started thinking about making it to the world cup team.

Lampard has so far played 94 matches for his national side and has scored 27 goals.


The Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has said that he is extremely disappointed to lose the final of the Club World Cup. Chelsea lost the match and the opportunity to win the tournament for the first time in the history.

The 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Brazilian team Corinthians meant that Chelsea will now be returning to England disappointed after having travelled such a long distance to take part in the competition. Frank Lampard has said that Chelsea created enough opportunities and chances over the 90 minutes to warrant them at least a draw from the match. Indeed, the opposition goalkeeper was the best player in the match.

The Corinthians goalkeeper saved a number of shots from the Chelsea players like Fernando Torres and Gary Cahill to keep his team in the match, while they managed to score with one of the very few opportunities they created. As a result, the Brazilian club will be holding the title as the world champions of clubs. Frank Lampard was captaining the team after recently returning from more than two months out with a calf injury. Chelsea created several opportunities over the course of the 90 min, with the likes of Fernando Torres being guilty of missing great opportunities to score and put them in the lead.

"It was always going to be a tough game. They are a very good team. It is tough to come away with a bad feeling. We had enough chance to at least draw the match. They were very organised, I think Brazilian teams at club level can be like that. We knew what they were going to bring. It is disappointing to come all this way and not win it. We have to move on," said Lampard, whose contract with the European champions comes to an end in the summer.


The new Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has revealed that he expects both the English duo of Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole to leave the club at the end of the season. Frank Lampard is one of the longest serving Chelsea players at the moment.

He is the face of the club alongside John Terry after having joined the club back in 2001. He is right to the holder of numerous records at the club, but his contract comes to an end in six months. Similarly, Ashley Cole is also out of contract. The defender joined the club in 2006 and is regarded as one of the best left backs in the world.

The 34-year-old Frank Lampard is thought to be offered only a one-year extension to his contract, with the midfielder demanding around two years. This is also the similar situation with the defender Ashley Cole. The new Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez thinks that the situation is not going to change in the last six months, as he expects the pair to leave the club at the end of the season. This would complete an astonishing breakup of the Chelsea team that managed to win the Champions League title in the summer. Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou, and José Bosingwa have already left the club.

"I think so, that is the case at the moment. I am only here for seven months. If it is for two or three years then maybe I would have an influence. Sometimes you are in a difficult position as manager because there's too much to decide on, so it's better to have a technical director sometimes," said Benitez after taking charge of the first time. Rafael Benitez becomes the 10th manager of the Roman Abramovich era, as he prepares to replace Roberto di Matteo at the helm.


Frank Lampard has backed the young players in the England squad and said that the youngsters should be given a bit of time to prove their worth in the team.

The England team had started their World Cup qualifying campaign in a fine fashion with a blistering win over Moldova. Roy Hodgson’s boys were clinical in their approach against Moldova.

The team won that match by 5-0. But, the English team didn’t manage to carry on the momentum in the second match against Ukraine. The relatively weaker Ukrainian team didn’t let England sneak in a victory in that match. Both the teams found the net once in the match and the scorecard was saying 1-1 when the final whistle was blown.

But, Lampard didn’t seem to be worried too much about the form of the youngsters. As per Lampard, it’s not easy for the young players to start performing straight away. They need to be backed.

They did pretty well against Moldova. They struggled a bit against Ukraine, but, that might be due to nervousness. When you play at such a big stage at a young age, you tend to get nervous at times. The team is in the rebuilding phase and the fans should remain patient. The youngsters would definitely start to deliver at some point of time.

Lampard also praised the Ukrainian players for their performance in the match against England. As per Lampard, the Ukrainian team is not that weak. There are some extremely talented players in the Ukraine side. If the Ukrainian players keep playing like that, the Ukrainian team can upset some big teams in the competition. Lampard was pretty hopeful of his team’s chances in the further matches. England’s next World Cup qualifying match will be against San Marino on 12th of October.

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