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After eight league games played so far, Chelsea fans will be appreciative of the progress they have seen so far this season under Blues boss Frank Lampard.
Before the start of the season, Chelsea was written off by many pundits, but the Blues have surprised critics and are beginning to turn things around.
Chelsea are fifth in the league and just two points behind second-placed Manchester City and the Chelsea team are on the rise.
Blues legend Pat Nevin has revealed that the major secret to the success of this Lampard’s team is the amount of hard work the players put in on the pitch.
Nevin wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “So why is it happening? Is it the professional pride every player should have? Is it the influence of the strongest characters all being positive characters in this team? It’s the bounce everyone has got from these youngsters coming along with their passion, vibrancy and fearlessness? It is all of these things obviously but on top of it all it is the ethos of the group which can only be fully imprinted by the management.
“For all the positives we have enjoyed so far this season, including the exciting style, the large number of goals and the hope that has been brought for the future, it is the total effort we love. Every single player has been pressed to give their best every time by a coach who was exactly like that throughout his career with the Blues. It may well be that this is Frank’s secret weapon, one that I can promise you not every coach has in his armoury.
“We Chelsea fans in the stand and around the world admire, like and respect Frank. It would appear that everybody in that dressing room feels the same way too. Long may it last because that is precisely how you get the best out of any group of players.”