Everyone has forgotten this about Frank Lampard

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Chelsea are currently fourth in the league, and it has so far been seen as a decent season for the Blues.

However, there have been a lot of criticisms targeted at Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, who’s just in his second year in management, and his first year as a manager in the Premier League.

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Shay Given has acknowledged that the Blues boss will go on to be a great manager and wants the 41-year-old manager to be backed.

According to Given, people have forgotten that he had a transfer ban to contend with, and also the loss of star man, Eden Hazard.

“Frank came into Derby and really hit the ground running. You could tell he was going to do well from the day he arrived,” the ex-Newcastle United shot-stopper told Goal.

“Now he has had Chelsea in a transitional period, but all the players he has brought through have been fantastic.

“People forget that he dealt with a transfer ban and Eden Hazard – one of the best players in the world – leaving in the summer. To do the job Frank has done at Chelsea has been brilliant.

“You hope he is there for many years. It is great for a young coach such as Frank to be given an opportunity like that and hopefully he can keep improving and get even better as well. He is a Chelsea legend as a player and he wants to be a Chelsea legend as a manager.

“His will to work and dedication is unbelievable. Hopefully he gets the right backing so he will be a big success.”

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