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Over the years in the Premier League, the manager of the month award has been known to be more of a curse than a blessing as various managers have suffered catastrophic results the month after winning the award.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been named as the manager of the month for October, and the Blues boss has admitted that he’s aware of the curse, while also revealing that he could be a bit superstitious.
Lampard said: “I have heard it, I know of it! I am relatively superstitious and I always was as a player. I have carried that into my management, so hopefully the players can go and prove the curse wrong tomorrow because we want to keep our momentum.”
Chelsea had a flawless October in the Premier League, with Frank Lampard’s side winning all their games and playing good football to match, thus earning him the Premier League Manager of the Month award.
After claiming the award, the Chelsea boss said: “Winning an individual award like this, my first one at the club, it is the perfect time to appreciate the close staff who have worked so hard since pre-season and the players, as they are the ones who go out and perform. I am delighted for everybody.
“I would probably say out of the Premier League games we played in October, the one away against Burnley was the highlight because of the way we were so dominant in our performance and Burnley is a very tough place to go. People may have questioned the fact that we are a young team and with the physical nature of the challenge, but we responded very well and played some really good football.
“It was a tight turnaround after a big performance physically for the lads at Ajax and with the travel back. To go up to Burnley at any time is difficult but we managed the game really well.”