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Chelsea have finally confirmed club legend Frank Lampard as the new manager of the club. The former Blue who’s regarded as one of the greatest players to have played for the club was on Thursday confirmed as the new Chelsea manager.
Lampard lasted only one year in charge of Derby County as the Blues had to hijack their former player following the departure of Maurizio Sarri to Juventus at the end of last season.
If you’ve been wondering the kind of football Lampard will play at Chelsea, you don’t have to look too far as the new Chelsea boss has revealed what we should expect.
Lampard played an aggressive football with Derby County as his Derby team loved to play high tempo attacking football. Lampard has admitted there will be plenty of similarities between his Derby side and Chelsea, and he has revealed that he looks up to the style of Liverpool and Manchester City.
“What I tried to do last year at Derby, and what we will try to do this season, is have an aggressive team with energy, bravery on the ball and an ability to move the ball quickly,” Lampard explained.
“I have huge respect for the teams at the top of the league at this moment in time. I look at Manchester City and Liverpool to see the speed of their game and that is the speed I want to see from my team.
“Work-rate is really important for me and that starts on the training pitch. I realised that even more last season being on this side of the fence. I always focused on myself as a player but now I can watch players more closely and see the real correlation between how you push yourself in training and how you perform at the weekend. That’s a big thing for me.”