Judge me from outside, Lampard says after final game of the season

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The season came to an end for Chelsea, as the Blues were beaten 4-1 Bayern Munich to end Chelsea’s 2019-20 season on a low.

However, Chelsea’s season overall could be described as a work in progress with so many positives to take into next season.

Speaking after the game against Bayern, Blues boss Frank Lampard chose not to blow his own trumpet and said that he’d leave it to the people outside to judge his first season in charge of the club.

He told the media: “It’s difficult to gauge expectations from within. I will leave that to people on the outside. There were many unknowns at the start of the season – players returning from loans, mostly in the Championship, and we lost the best player in the Premier League in my opinion – and for us to have come fourth, which secures Champions League football for next year, and to have seen the development of some of these young players, there are a lots of signs we can work on.

“We know where we’re at. We want more than fourth next year. We have to be humble, work hard and understand it will take time, but what I’ve seen from within is a really good bunch of players that have worked really hard this year, and will continue to do so next.”

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