Lampard is the first Chelsea manager to achieve this since 2016

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was named Premier League Manager of the Month for October this week.

Lampard is the first Chelsea boss to win the Premier League’s manager of the month award since 2016.

The last Chelsea manager to win the Premier League Manager of the Month award was Antonio Conte in 2016.

Conte won the award for the three consecutive months (October, November and December 2016) as he guided the Blues to a Premier League triumph in his first season in charge.

On receiving the award, Lampard told Chelsea’s official website: “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.”

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