Monday, July 20, 2020

Sutton: “Lampard has done well beyond expectations “

Frank Lampard has done well beyond expectations; according to a Former Chelsea Striker.

Chris Sutton believes an inexperienced coach in the form of Frank Lampard has overachieved this season where majority had predicted problems at Stamford Bridge.

The English Manager was saddled with the responsibility of qualifying for the Champions league amid a transfer ban and they are almost over the line.

“Chelsea went with a back three, matched up, and Manchester United really didn’t lay a glove on Chelsea,” “In the first half, I can’t really think of any time when [Willy] Caballero was tested at all.

“They went 2-0 up, yes at the end Manchester United get a consolation – daft challenge from [Callum] Hudson-Odoi in the box on [Anthony] Martial – but I think we have to give Frank credit, in a very trying season.

“You don’t have to think back too far to what he took over, this was a club who had an embargo on them - he couldn’t bring players in.

“Was the expectation there as there has been under the Abramovich regime to go and challenge for a title? No, I don’t think there was, but there was still pressure.

“Before this game we talked about both clubs wanting Champions League places.

“At the start of the season, with everything being equal, we would say that if Frank Lampard got this Chelsea team into a Champions League spot – that is an unbelievable job. If he can add an FA Cup to this as well, that is miracle stuff in his first season.”

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