BBC pundit Garth Crooks has pointed out the biggest mistake of the short Frank Lampard managerial career at Chelsea. He talked about the mistake made by Lampard in his column for the BBC. According to him, not playing German defender Antonio Rudiger was the biggest mistake made by Frank Lampard during his time as the Chelsea manager.

Lampard attained legendary status at West London giants Chelsea after winning several titles for the club and also emerging as their all-time leading goalscorer. He was appointed as the Chelsea manager in the summer of 2019 after he led Derby County to the Championship playoffs against Aston Villa.

Derby County gave Frank Lampard his first managerial job and he led the club to the playoff final in his only season with them before they were beaten 2-1 by Villa.

In his first season at Chelsea, Frank Lampard was able to secure Champions League football with fourth place despite the transfer ban slapped on the club and the former England midfielder was hailed as one of the best young managers in English football. Things fell apart for him in the Chelsea dugout towards the middle of last season which was his second season as Blues manager. He fell out with senior players such as Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicuetaand the lack of results in the Premier League led to his sack and the appointment of German tactician Thomas Tuchel.

Rudiger and Azpilicueta featured heavily for Tuchel as he helped turn around Chelsea’s season. The former Borussia Dortmund and Mainz 05 manager led the Blues to fourth spot and Champions League football qualification. He also reached the FA Cup final with the Blues before they were beaten by Leicester City via a 1-0 scoreline. Afterwards, he led Chelsea to a second Champions League title at the expense of Manchester City in the final which ended in a 1-0 win.