Lampard can’t understand why the royal family don’t support Chelsea

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard spent time with Prince William last week as part of the Heads Up campaign promoting the need for men to open up about mental health.

Prince William is an Aston Villa fan and Lampard has revealed he doesn’t understand why he doesn’t support Chelsea.

Lampard told talkSPORT: “I had a couple of pints with Prince William, which was an interesting night.

“We watched the England game against the Czech Republic and ended up not watching much of the game, which I wanted to watch because Mason [Mount] started!

“It was surreal really. I’m a big fan of the Royals, I’m a big fan of William himself, and he didn’t disappoint.

“He was great on the night, speaking to everybody. He’s a great personality and has a great way about him. It was a nice night. We had that conversation [about Villa]. I couldn’t understand why [the royals don’t support Chelsea].

“I asked why he supported Villa and he said it was because of a game he watched when he was younger and he felt that was the right thing to do. Then he’s passed that down.

“I made a small attempt to get him [George] on the Chelsea side.

“He did say George came home from school to say all his friends support Chelsea, but he’s going to hold firm and be a Villa fan. He was great value. I’ve got great respect for him.”

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