Tuchel hails Frank Lampard for helping him succeed at the club

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Frank Lampard was axed as Chelsea manager back in January, after being in charge of the club for 18 months.

At the time of Lampard’s sack, the Blues were languishing in mid-table and at risk of missing out on a top four place.

However, since appointing Tuchel, Chelsea have only lost two games in all competitions since January. This massive run has now seen the Blues rise up to third in the league and have made it to the final of the FA Cup and Champions League.

Despite his success, Tuchel has credited former boss Frank Lampard for laying on the foundation for him to succeed at the club.

“You can only arrive in the final of the FA Cup or a Champions League final if you make it to the group stage,” Tuchel said on Tuesday afternoon.

“Frank has an amazing record in the group stage of the Champions League, he won all FA Cup games that were there to win.

“This lays the foundation to arrive in the finals and I will never forget that it’s like this and we don’t feel ashamed to speak about it because it’s the way it is and it felt like this since the first day I came here.

“I was well aware Frank created his own legacy here, well deserved as a player and then he started to try to even make it bigger as a coach and still it had nothing to do with me.

“We are well aware we stepped in halfway through the season and tried to fulfil the job he begun.”

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