Frank Lampard returns to Stamford Bridge

Frank Lampard returns to Stamford Bridge

Frank Lampard Derby County to face Chelsea in Stamford Bridge

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard takes his Derby side to Chelsea for a Carabao Cup fourth-round tie on Wednesday night.

Lampard Speaking on the Fixture said:

“I was delighted when the draw came out. Having gone and played a year at Manchester City, which I did not expect to do, and then I went back to Chelsea and the goal… it did not take away from anything between me and Chelsea, it was just nice to go back.”


“This is my new career and a new challenge for me, but that club stays with me. So it is all good emotions and then down to the business.”


“Thirteen years of memories and what the club did for me. I was fortunate to be part of a great club, great people, great fans and it is a club that stays with you throughout your life.”


“It was a special era and it will always be my place. Obviously now I have a job and things change, but Chelsea and the people there will always be in my heart. Hopefully it will just be loads of love both ways!”

Speaking further he added:

“Manchester United was a huge test for us at the stage that it came. All I wanted was for the players to play with personality because I believe in them. The talent is there, they will do that on the pitch.”


“I wanted them to go there and not be afraid and say, ‘we deserve to be here by right’. And when they showed that to me… it was more than Harry Wilson’s fantastic free-kick, I was more pleased with the general personality of the players to go to Old Trafford and say, ‘we deserve to be here’.”


“That is all I ask for on Wednesday night against Chelsea, I ask them to show personality. The result will be difficult, because it is Chelsea, but if they show that again, then they will give a good account of themselves.”

Frank Lampard returns to Stamford Bridge

Frank Lampard speaking on managing Chelsea said:

“If you talk about dreams, I want to manage and I want to manage at the top. Doesn’t everybody?”


“But I would be stupid to get that far ahead of myself. I am here and loving this club, I really am. The staff, fans, players, it is an incredible club with a great history.”


“I am in this moment now. So for me to try and jump forward to Chelsea or anywhere else… That will rely on how I do here. This is the start of the journey.”


“I am not a dreamer, I am a day-by-day man and I want to be successful here. That is the only thing I will be thinking about. I will be happy to be at Stamford Bridge, of course, but I will also be thinking about the job in hand.”


Frank Lampard speaking on how he manages defeat said:

“As a manager, defeats are hard and I take them hard. Maybe as I get more balanced in my mind and life, then maybe I will get more perspective around them.”


“But at the moment defeats are hard and I take them home and I find it hard to switch off, which you need to do sometimes as you cannot carry it around 24 hours a day.”

It would be great for the club to win. For me personally, I am doing my job, so to come up against Maurizio Sarri and a fantastic Chelsea side at a place that I call home – to win there I would of course be proud of the team, very proud because there is a lot of work that goes into preparing for this game. But I, of course, go here with the intention of winning the game…

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