Lampard is in just his second season of a managerial career that began last year at Derby County, but his impact in difficult circumstances has already been felt in the Premier League.
The 41-year-old was unable to bring in new players during the summer because of a transfer ban, instead turning to home-grown talent. His nurturing approach has paid dividends, with Chelsea third in the Premier League table and ahead of reigning champions Manchester City.
Lampard commands respect because of his illustrious playing career, but as a manager he has shown that he is no soft touch and won’t tolerate lateness or a lack of discipline from his players.
An image of Chelsea’s first team fine sheet, put into place at the end of August after a poor start to the season, has emerged on social media. It reveals 12 different violations that players can be fined for, the majority of which are for being late to various things.