We Know How Lampard Wants To Play, Azpilicueta Reveals

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Frank Lampard was appointed as Chelsea manager on July 4th, and he kick-started his reign as Chelsea manager with a draw against Bohemians.

Michy Batshuayi scored the first goal of Lampard’s reign after eight minutes before Molloy’s equaliser scored a very late equaliser for Bohemians to end the game 1-1.

Lampard lined Chelsea in a 4-2-3-1 system as he built the Chelsea team to play quick high pressing football, with fast interchange when going forward.

After barely a week of pre-season training, Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta has now revealed that the players understand how Lampard wants his side to play.

“We turned it around and won the Europa League but you can see that this season all of the fans are very happy we have the gaffer back at the Bridge.

“Now we have to give it back by working hard on the pitch, by winning games. We are very happy to have him with us. I can’t add anything to his career at Chelsea as a player.

“But, over his first week in training, I’ve seen the way he wants to play, the way he wants us to feel the shirt, the way he wants us to train every day, it is something special.”

Chelsea weren’t able to really play to perfection Lampard’s style of play, but that’s what pre-season is all about. Azpilicueta will be hopeful that the team would have adapted to the new tactics as Lampard’s first competitive game will be against Manchester United on the opening weekend of the Premier League season, before Chelsea face Champions League winners Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup on August 14.

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