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Chelsea are yet to appoint a new manager following the departure of Maurizio Sarri to Juventus and this has left some players in limbo.
Just like last summer, the Blues are delaying to appoint a new manager. Chelsea started preseason late last summer and we expected the board to have learnt from the mistakes of last summer.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is expected to be Sarri’s replacement but according to Daily Mail, the Blues yet to make an official approach to Derby for the 41 year old.
It is expected Chelsea would accelerate the appointment of Frank Lampard next week with players set to arrive for preseason the week after next.
The delay in Lampard’s appointment is forcing a number of players to wait for clarification on where they would be playing next season.
The delay is a significant problem for stars who are keen to leave, either on loan or a permanent basis, in order to play regular first-team football.
Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma is wanted by Everton after impressing on loan at the club but the centre half’s future will not be clarified until after a new manager is in place.
Players like Tiemoue Bakayoko, Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi are also waiting to know where they would be playing their football next season.