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What Benefits will Lampard add to Chelsea


  • Lampard is a god at Chelsea
  • Frank Lampard is the best person for the Job following Sarri’s departure.

The right man to succeed Maurizio Sarri will be Lampard, though he is not very experienced as managerial experience, says former Chelsea defender Michael Duberry who also added.

Frank Lampard is “virtually a God” at Chelsea

Chelsea is willing to turn to a familiar face in the pursuit of a new head coach that is Lampard, a few days ago Derby granted Chelsea permission to begin talks with the 41-year-old manager.

Though the Rams are reluctant to part ways with their manager to the point of preparing a new contract to die down the England International.

Lampard’s debut as a manager, the Chelsea legend came in with the freshness and energy required to tackle the weary world of management and at the end, he led the Rams to the Championship play-off final last season.

Derby’s fitness levels and quality was raised under the 41-year-old manager and they enjoyed a great six-game unbeaten run at the end of the season which earned them a spot in the Championship playoff finals.

Though the Rams hope was cut short given the 2-1 loss to Aston Villa. Frank Lampard is on the verge of a move back to Chelsea, this time though, as a manager.

Mel Morris Rams owner has been showering his praise for the work Lampard has done at the Club and stated he wants whoever replaces Lampard to continue with the blueprint laid by the England International.

Chelsea can expect certain things from Lampard if he eventually becomes their manager based on his performance at Derby:

His Faith in Youngsters

Under Lampard, the average age of Derby’s starting line-up was of 26 years and 259 days. Members who thrived during their spell include Blues loanees Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount.

20-year-old midfielder Mason Mount scored nine goals and made four assists while his counterpart 21-year-old center-back Tomori ended up being Derby’s player of the season.

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Lampard’s new young team coupled with his Philosophy made Derby fearless, one particular reward of his faith in young talent includes the shock defeat suffered by Premier League giants Man Utd and Southampton during their Cup encounter.

Dominating possession

The average possession for Derby last season was 57%, there was an increase of almost 10% compared to their tally under former manager  Gary Rowett.

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Aside from dominating possession Lampard’s side also made more than 466 passes on an average per game with an accuracy of 77.9%.

Lampard overhauled an aging team he inherited, he helped cut costs by signing few players and turned the Rams into an attacking young side.

The Rams used the 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 just like Maurizio Sarri which means Chelsea players can easily adapt to his Philosophy if he becomes Chelsea’s new manager.

Creating Chances

Lampard’s Derby averaged 14.2 shots per game compared to Sarri’s 16.1 which is great compared to the caliber of players he has/had.

The Rams this season were regularly trying their luck from long range this season, at the rate of 7.2 per game.

Bigger tests await Lampard at Chelsea both domestically and in Europe, he will have to deal with the post-Eden Hazard and lose some players to injury at the beginning of his Chelsea managerial career.

Lampard will certainly be counting on the hoard of Chelsea players returning from loan to deal with the FIFA transfer ban.

Savechelsea.net earlier reported that Chelsea has been granted permission to begin talks with Lampard.

The Rams have emphasized they want a swift end to the talks linking Lampard to Chelsea. Chelsea was given permission to approach the 41-year-old manager in order for negotiations to be made.