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All eyes will be on Chelsea as the new Premier League season will start this weekend.
Chelsea will be away to Manchester United on Sunday, and it will be Frank Lampard’s first official game as Chelsea boss.
Former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri left the job at the end of last season and is currently in charge of Juventus, and Chelsea deemed it fit to appoint Lampard to take charge of Chelsea for the new season.
Lampard has only been a manager for a year prior to his Chelsea appointment, as he only managed Derby County last season. Lampard impressed as the Rams boss, and the Blues chiefs decided that Lampard was the right man to take over from Sarri.
There has been doubts about how successful Lampard will be as Chelsea boss, and Lampard’s uncle and former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has hinted that it’ll be a tough season for Lampard. According to Redknapp, a top four finish will be a good achievement for Lampard, especially as the club lost Eden Hazard to Real Madrid this summer.
“It’s going to be a tough season for Frank (Lampard),” he told BetVictor.
“It’s great to see him get the opportunity at Chelsea and I’m sure he’ll do well in the long term.
“But they’ve lost their best player in Hazard. He’s got a big job and it’s going to be a tough year.
“If they make the top four, which I think they can finish fourth, it’ll be a big achievement.”
Meanwhile, former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov believes Chelsea will finish ahead of his former club Manchester United while also admitting he loves Lampard’s philosophy.
“Unfortunately I need to say it but I think Manchester City will be champions again, then Liverpool. They are the top two,” said the Bulgarian.
“Then I think Spurs and then Chelsea. I say Chelsea because I saw them play under Frank Lampard and I like his philosophy a lot.
“And then of course you have the usual suspects, Arsenal and Man United.”