Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has warned his former Chelsea teammate that Chelsea fans will expect a lot after he spent close to £250million this summer.
While Essien admits the pressure is on Lampard to deliver this season, Essien believes his old pal has done a “good job” so far.
“[Lampard] is Chelsea, he knows the club inside out and what needs to be done,” Essien told Goal.
“He will get the help of everyone there and I think so far that he has done a good job.
“Last season was a good achievement and it isn’t an easy place to manage. The fans can demand a lot so it isn’t easy, and he is doing his best.
“Football is full of ups and downs, you have to understand that. Get behind the team instead of not being happy after every bad result.
“The job is not easy so you have to be patient and push the team, then hopefully they will do well.
“They have added good players so they will have to deliver as a lot is expected now.”