Former Chelsea striker reveals who he thought will become Chelsea manager in place of Lampard

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Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba has revealed his shock to see Frank Lampard as the current manager of Chelsea FC.

Ba was teammates with Lampard and John Terry, but he expected that it would be Terry and not Lampard to be the one in charge of Chelsea.

The former Senegal international has revealed how impressed he has been so far with Lampard, even right from his time as Derby County boss.

“To be honest, I was seeing more – at the time – John [Terry] taking over [rather] than Frank,” Demba told Sky Sports.

“Then when I saw the job he was doing at Derby, I was like ‘wow, I haven’t seen this.’

“It’s funny because I was speaking with Gael Clichy, who played with him at City, and he told me that when he came, straight away he saw that he is going to be a manager – and a great manager.

“Something for sure that I’ve seen in him is that he helps youngsters.

“He gives them a lot of confidence and I’m not surprised by what the youngsters are doing in Chelsea right now, because he is really good at that.”

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