‘I absolutely missed the fans’ — Lampard finally speaks on his sacking as Chelsea manager

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Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was sacked from his job in charge of the club back in January.

The Blues legend lasted 18 months in charge of the club before he was unceremoniously sacked after a run of 5 defeats in 8 league games.

Lampard has finally spoken up for the first time since his sacking, and the Blues legend has no hatred for his former employees. Rather he has revealed how much he loves the club and spoke highly of his time there.

“I’m absolutely appreciative of the opportunity I had to manage Chelsea,” he said in the exclusive Q&A in aid of the Willow Foundation.

“It was an incredible time. Everyone knows how I felt about the club.”

Lampard achieved a fair amount of success in his first season, as he guided Chelsea to a top four finish. He went on to admit that the absence of fans from the stadium took the edge away from games.

He added: “From the restart onwards, to the time I left, to not have fans… I absolutely missed them.

“I knew as a player what it meant to me and I knew the effect it has on games. It all felt like the edge was taken off.”

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Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.