Premier League legend rates Frank Lampard’s season so far

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Premier League legend Alan Shearer has revealed that he has been impressed with Chelsea, so far this season.

Frank Lampard has found a balance to his team, and there is a certain confidence with each game. Chelsea keep getting better with each performance, and Shearer who recently spoke with the Chelsea manager has rated Lampard’s season so far as a positive one.

“I spoke to Lampard last week and, quite rightly, he was delighted with the progress his side had made and where they were at, defensively and offensively,” Shearer told BBC Sport.

“At the beginning of this season, expectations were very different because they spent so big in the summer and there is probably more pressure on Lampard. So far, though, he has delivered.

“There is still so much that Frank wants to achieve – and win – at Chelsea, but he has made a very strong start. He has not given anyone any reason to doubt him as manager – far from it, in fact.”

Shearer also hailed the additions of Eduoard Mendy and Thiago Silva, saying it has helped strengthen the defence, as well as the performance of N’Golo Kante in front of the defence.

“There was a time when Chelsea were leaking goals badly at the back but that is no longer the case,” he added.

“In all competitions, they have conceded only two goals in their past nine games.

“…the Blues are harder to break down, but they have not lost their cutting edge in attack, where they have so many options to choose from.

“They did not manage a goal against Tottenham, but had by far the better opportunities even though Mourinho’s side were reluctant to open up for the majority of the game.

“A point against Spurs in the form they are in goes down as a good result of course but, knowing Frank, he will believe his side can get even better. His challenge now is to build on this excellent start.”

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