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There have been a lot of excitement, doubts, anxiety and anticipation heading into Frank Lampard’s first season as Chelsea boss.
The appointment of Lampard has brought a mixture of excitement and doubts, while the transfer ban placed on the club hasn’t helped matters as well.
There seems to be a sense of a Chelsea culture around Stamford Bridge at the moment, as a lot of legends and ex Chelsea players have returned to help the club at one capacity or the other.
Lampard is a club legend at Chelsea and his assistant is another former Blue Jody Morris, who has also worked as a coach in the youth set up. Lampard has vowed to give the Chelsea youth a chance, and on Saturday, Tammy Abraham bagged a brace, with Mason Mount scoring another in the 3-2 win against Ukraine.
Chelsea hero Pat Nevin has revealed that the fans are feeling like they have got their club back.
He told the official Chelsea website: “The buzz with the Chelsea fans at Carrow Road was extraordinary. There was a phrase in one of the newspapers saying the fans ‘have their club back’.
“Actually that is very harsh in that the club has been providing the fans with a bunch of trophies year after year, but there is a feeling of ownership right now with Frank and Jody in place and that whole raft of home-made youngsters making their collective presence felt in the squad. The suspicion is there will be more to come now that the pathway has been cleared.
“First of all however you just cannot ignore the Tammy and Mason show at the weekend. The quality of play was one thing but the confidence, the belief and then the goals to top it off where something special.
“Tammy Abraham was the one more than any other coming from the Academy who I felt would have the very best chance of really making the grade with the club. From the age of 14 or 15 he has shown the right attitude, the eye for a goal and the willingness to take the knocks and get back up and get on with it. He also has that other thing, raw talent which can be worked on and moulded, especially with such an impressive physical structure to work with. He will just keep on getting bigger and stronger over the next few seasons and that is scary!”