Warning sent to Lampard – “you’ll be judged this season”

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was appointed as the Blues boss upon the exit of Maurizio Sarri, who left Chelsea to become manager of Juventus at the end of the 2018-19 season.

It was a difficult job last term for Frank Lampard, as the Blues boss had to lead a young Chelsea squad to a top four finish, coupled with a transfer ban and the loss of star player Eden Hazard.

Chelsea have now strengthened their team for this season, with Lampard having to make up to seven signings so far, including high profile deals for Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz, as well as the signing of a new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Former Chelsea and West Ham striker Carlton Cole has backed Lampard to do well, but maintains that the Chelsea manager will be judged this season.

“Lamps is a very good morale-boosting manager for his teams,” former Blue Carlton Cole told Racing Post.

“I think he has a good support network around him obviously with Jody Morris, and his mate Joe Edwards as well. That will be important this year as he has had money to spend.

“This will be the year that he is judged. I know Frank said there was a lot of pressure on him last season, but there will be more now because he has spent money now which puts him in with all of the Premier League big boys in terms of managers who have invested in the team. I hope it goes well for him.”

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