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According to Simon Johnson of The Athletic, Frank Lampard’s most impressive contribution as Chelsea boss is placing his trust in the club’s academy prospects.
“Lampard’s most impressive contribution has been the level of trust he’s shown in the youngsters,” said Johnson.
“Some will argue he had little choice because of the transfer ban, but that’s not the case.
“Older players have been left out for junior men and eight academy players have made their debuts, which is a club record.
“The rise of players such as Mason Mount and Billy Gilmour is why there is such a feeling of optimism around the place.
“If Maurizio Sarri had stayed, this would not have happened.”