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Besides his affiliation with the club, one thing that made the Chelsea board hand the job over to Frank Lampard was the way he handled the Derby County team.
Lampard might not have led Derby to the Premier League after falling short in the Championship play-off final, but the work he did last season with the Rams was much appreciated by the Chelsea hierarchy who deemed it fit to make Lampard the new Chelsea boss.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that Lampard needs time to work as Chelsea boss next season and he also revealed that the new Blues boss knows what he’s doing.
“You always need more time in football obviously, but it’s all about being competitive straight away, especially at Chelsea which is a massive club and wants to play for the title every single year,” said the France striker.
“He loves the badge and the club, so I think he’s the right person; He’s coming with big energy, he’s tough, he knows where he wants to go and tries to give this energy and targets to his players.”
Chelsea fans should expect attacking football next season, and Lampard has already given the fans a taste of what to expect as the Blues defeated Irish side St Patrick’s 4-0.
Chelsea youngster Mason Mount has revealed what Lampard expects from the team. Mount played under Lampard’s tutelage last season, and he has now revealed just how Lampard expects Chelsea to play.
“We want to play attacking football, we want to press and then to win the ball back as quickly as we can when we lose it,” Mount told the official Chelsea website.
“That’s the way Frank wants to play and it can work really well, like we saw last season at Derby. There’s a lot of running and hard work involved in that so we’ve started working towards it in pre-season and all the boys have bought into it.”