Why Lampard Is Chelsea’s Chance To Create Something Special

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Every Chelsea fan is waiting for Frank Lampard’s announcement as the new Chelsea boss.

The 41 year old legend is well loved at the club after spending 13 years of his playing career at Stamford Bridge. Lampard is also Chelsea’s record goalscorer with 211 goals.

According to Daily Mirror writer Andy Dunn, appointing Lampard as Chelsea boss is Chelsea’s chance to create something special.

Dunn wrote in his Daily Mirror column: “This is a chance for Chelsea to create something special over these coming years.

“Part of Lampard’s brief – and assistant and former Chelsea academy coach Jody Morris’ brief – should be to ­create a new culture of club-grown players forming the soul of the first team.

“There are good enough footballers there for that to happen. When they have ­recuperated from their injuries, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to name but two.

“Yes, there is obviously a need for tangible, short-term ­achievements at a club that has the resources and the modern stature of Chelsea. And expectation from the get-go will be to maintain a top four position in the Premier League.

“But when the suggestions coming out of the club are that Lampard will be afforded more patience than predecessors, it hopefully means at least two seasons’ worth of patience. It hopefully means the ­patience to see those promising young players mature into characters of Lampard’s ilk.

“And the dynamic ­between Lampard, his backroom staff, with a strong affiliation to the club, and the supporters should be strong enough to tolerate kinks on the learning curve.

“This is a great opportunity for Chelsea to show some patience, show some faith in a fantastic academy.”

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