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Frank Lampard’s start to life as Chelsea manager hasn’t gone too smoothly, and at the time it’s one of hope and a rebuilding process.
Chelsea might have won just two games under Frank and have one of the worst defences in the Premier League, but the new Blues boss is building a Chelsea team that could stand the test of time.
Lampard has brought youth through the team, and the Blues youngsters aren’t only getting their chances, but they are performing as well.
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has hailed Lampard for going the difficult route of trying to use youth rather than going to the easy option of experience.
Merson told Sky Sports: “Chelsea looked like one of the better lot of the six yesterday. The other two are head and shoulders above, head and shoulders.
“But they haven’t been able to buy anyone, other teams are spending 80, 90, 100 million quid.
“It’s about bringing the kids through. If Frank’s not the manager, Tomori, Mount and Abraham wouldn’t just be in the team, they’d be out on loan.
“He could’ve easily played the experienced players and made life easy for himself. He’s put the club ahead of himself.”