Published: Sat, July 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Why Frank Lampard’s arrival could be the making of this Chelsea attacker

Why Frank Lampard’s arrival could be the making of this Chelsea attacker

César Azpilicueta believes Chelsea approach the Premier League season with a renewed sense of unity as a result of Frank Lampard's appointment as the squad embrace the new head coach's insistence they take responsibility and mount a challenge despite setbacks over recent months.

"Our level and performances were not good enough and the reason they were not happy with us and negative".

We have a great chance starting in less than six weeks to win a European trophy again.' Lampard took charge of his first match as Chelsea manager on Wednesday, a pre-season friendly in Dublin against Bohemians which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Kovacic said: "I'm looking forward to working with [Lampard] a lot - he was an unbelievable player and he showed last season that he is a good coach as well".

"It was a long season because of the Europa League final, so after that I went back home to Argentina and spent some time with the family".

"We've been working them very hard and we did the same this morning as well".

Frank Lampard said (as reported by talkSPORT): "It was a good run-out, we had good support and thanks for people turning out".

"He was a hard worker so I'm looking forward to being better in this aspect, in working hard, fighting on the pitch and scoring goals". The way he spoke to us on the first day was fantastic and he's been great so far. 'We've been doing that quite well - and sometimes we could have done better. Now we have something unusual - the transfer ban - which gives a chance for a lot of young players, players coming back from loan.

MATEO KOVACIC has trolled himself by asking new boss Frank Lampard to teach him how to score - having now gone 894 days without a goal. We are very happy to have him with us.

"But, over his first week in training, I've seen the way he wants to play, the way he wants us to feel the shirt, the way he wants us to train every day, it is something special".

There's been very little indication as to what the former Derby manager has planned for the Frenchman at Stamford Bridge, but if he doesn't fit into the new philosophy, then at least he can sleep easy knowing someone out there wants him.

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