Liverpool hero rates Lampard’s season

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A lot has been said about Chelsea under Frank Lampard in the course of the season. There were question marks over the pedigree of Lampard to manage a big club as Chelsea.

However, the season has ended, with Lampard guiding Chelsea to a top four place, as the Blues finished in fourth position.

Liverpool hero Jamie Redknapp has hailed Lampard for his achievements this season, despite the odds that were against him.

Speaking during Sky Sports’ coverage of Chelsea’s win over Wolves, Jamie Redknapp said: “He [Lampard] came back here as a hero, as the greatest player they ever had.

“He must have been a little bit nervous about the expectations and to a certain extent, he had everything to lose. But he’s proved already that he’s the real deal as a manager.

“He’s giving young players an opportunity, he had a transfer embargo and they lost their best player in Eden Hazard and it hasn’t bothered him at all. They’ve played really good football and have the FA Cup final to look forward to as well next weekend.

“It’s been a brilliant, brilliant debut season for him at Chelsea. [Timo] Werner is coming in and there’s talk about [Kai] Havertz and one or two others. They’ve got to try and bridge that gap with Man City and Liverpool, which obviously won’t be easy.

“But all Chelsea fans will be loving what they’re seeing right now because it’s really exciting times for the club.”

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