John Terry: It’s all down to Frank Lampard

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Frank Lampard may not have enjoyed the kind of success he wanted at Chelsea, but the Blues legend did a good job in laying a solid foundation for Thomas Tuchel to build on.

Chief of Lampard’s achievement was creating a pathway for the academy boys to get into the team, and Tuchel has benefitted from it, with Mason Mount and Reece James among the key players in the team.

Former Chelsea skipper John Terry has hailed the work done by Lampard, as he helped the likes of Mason Mount and Reece James become top players at the club.

With Chelsea set to play the Champions League final against Manchester City, Terry also believes that part of the credit should go to Lampard who qualified Chelsea for the Champions League and also did brilliantly to top their group.

Terry told The Times: “[I’ll be] on holiday [for the Champions League final]. I won’t be at the game. It’s a huge moment for the club.

“It’s very disappointing what’s happened to Frank. The respect he has for Thomas [Tuchel] and reaching out to him is Lamps all over.

“As a Chelsea man, I naturally want Chelsea to win the Champions League. Frank was a big part of that.

“The group he had was incredible, look at Mason [Mount] and Reece James and where they are, that was down to Frank. Thomas has thanked Frank for that.”

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