Revealed: The strange thing about Chelsea’s clash against Everton this weekend

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According to former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda, it’s kind of strange seeing Chelsea boss Frank Lampard face Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Malouda played alongside Lampard under Ancelotti at Chelsea, winning the Premier League and FA Cup in the Italian’s first season at Stamford Bridge.

“Playing under Carlo was great in terms of results, but also in terms of human experience,” the 39-year-old told Chelsea’s official website.

“He is someone who was very close to the players, and who gave us a lot of trust and confidence. He trusted his experienced players, and in times of high pressure, you really felt he was on your side and had your back.

“At the same time, he was so humble. When you look at his record, as a player and then as a manager, his attitude was very humble, and he was giving us stability when there was pressure around. When you have someone like this leading you it gives you the right balance.

“Now, to see him meeting Frank, it’s kind of strange! I wouldn’t say father and son, but I know he really trusted Frank and Frank had a great time under him, and developed as a player under Carlo, like all of us.

“To see Frank starting his management career at this level and for them to meet, it will be special, and emotional for both of them. It’ll be interesting to see how it goes during the game, and how they manage their emotions.”

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