Read what Terry has to say about Lampard as he makes return to Stamford Bridge

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John Terry is currently working as Aston Villa assistant manager, with Dean Smith in charge of the club.

Terry is now set to face Chelsea as an opposition for the first time in his career as the Villains visit Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, Terry has now revealed that he’s pleased with the job his former teammate Frank Lampard has done at the club so far and how he’s giving playing opportunities to the club’s youngsters.

According to Terry, Lampard has made Chelsea a likeable club.

Lampard told Dubai Eye: “Frank has done unbelievably well since he has come in.

“The expectation level at the start wasn’t there but I think that has helped him as well.

“The whole football club has been lifted now because they know if they’re good enough under Frank and [assistant] Jody [Morris], they’re going to get a chance. It’s excellent. It’s what the fans want to see.

“For so many years, I was really the last one to come through [the Chelsea academy]. Frank will be watching every under-23 game, every under-18 game. The staff will have their fingers on the pulse and making sure, after an under-23 game, they’re in the dressing room telling the boys, ‘You’re not good enough’ or ‘You’re with me in training next day’. The impact that has on the academy is incredible.

“Chelsea seem to be loved by a lot of people for the first time since I’ve known it. They are likeable. It’s great to see players get the opportunity.”

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