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Ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson believes Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has done a very good job.
Hodgson worked with Lampard during his time as England boss and will now go head-to-head with his former player.
“Frank Lampard has done a very good job, there is no question about that,” Hodgson said.
“The club have (also) done a good job in encouraging the manager and his staff to blood some of the players that had previously been out on loan. Everyone at the club deserves a pat on the back for that.
“I’m certain that Frank will be more than happy with how the team has started, the way the team has played and where they find themselves both in the Premier League and the Champions League. It is happy days for him I am sure.”
Hodgson added: “I always had a lot of respect for Frank as a player and I am pretty certain he will make sure the football world has equal respect for him as a manager the longer his career goes on.”