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Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was sacked last month after a dismal run of form that left the Blues ninth in the league.
Thomas Tuchel has overseen a revival at Chelsea after Lampard’s sacking, with the Blues now fifth in the league after winning four of our last five games.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has aimed a sly dig at former boss Lampard after hailing the timely arrival of Tuchel.
Azpilicueta claims everything has improved under Tuchel.
Azpilicueta told Mundo Deportivo: “Six weeks ago we weren’t at our best. Now with Tuchel everything has improved. The team has better feelings. Although the Premier has nothing to do with it, reaching the Champions League on a roll is good news.
“The solidity has recovered, fewer opportunities are granted and that speaks of the work of the group, from the first attacker to the last defender. With the new coach we try to control the games with and without the ball.”
Speaking specifically about Lampard’s dismissal, added: “The results just weren’t good. Frank has been a myth as a footballer, I was lucky enough to share a dressing room with him and after he trained me, but (Roman) Abramovich and his executive were the ones who decided to change course.”