Sport Lampard keen to extend stay at Chelsea

06:25  05 december  2020
06:25  05 december  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Frank Lampard insists Olivier Giroud has part to play in Chelsea plans

  Frank Lampard insists Olivier Giroud has part to play in Chelsea plans The 44-goal France hitman is determined to reach next summer's European Championships as Les Bleus' top striker and could seek a move away from Chelsea for more regular game time. © Provided by Daily Mail Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud came off the bench to score the winner at Rennes on Tuesday © Provided by Daily Mail Manager Frank Lampard hailed match-winner Giroud's importance at Stamford Bridge Giroud's powerful header snatched the Blues a 2-1 Champions League win at Rennes, securing safe passage to the last 16 with two matches in Group E still to play.

While he is keen to stay in west London, the former Barcelona player has not ruled out the possibility of returning to his home island to round off his career at Spanish second division side Tenerife. But I still have a year left at Chelsea ,’ he added. Makelele backs Lampard for success at Chelsea .

Frank Lampard has insisted there is no chance of him quitting Chelsea and revealed he wants to extend his contract at Stamford Bridge. The 33-year-old has less than two years left on his existing Chelsea deal and his future looked less than certain earlier this season when he was rotated in and

(Reuters) - Frank Lampard has said he wants to extend his contract as Chelsea manager to become part of a long-term project at Stamford Bridge.

Frank Lampard wearing a suit and tie: Premier League - Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur © Reuters/MATTHEW CHILDS Premier League - Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur

Lampard, 42, has 18 months left on his contract at Chelsea, having succeeded Maurizio Sarri in July 2019.

After guiding Chelsea to a fourth-place finish in the Premier League last season, Lampard is now working to make the club title contenders, having overseen a squad rebuild that cost around 220 million pounds in the summer transfer window.

"In terms of my contract, it seems to have flown by, the time I've been here," Lampard told a news conference.

Mourinho says return to Chelsea with Tottenham is 'just another game'

  Mourinho says return to Chelsea with Tottenham is 'just another game' Mourinho became a hero at Chelsea when he arrived in 2004 and delivered their first title for 50 years. Tottenham currently top the Premier League table after beating Manchester City.'It's just another game for me,' said the Tottenham boss. 'No problem at all.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is hopeful that deals can be struck with Olivier Giroud and Willian if the Premier League season resumes. “So it's going to have to be something we have to look at, hopefully that arrangement can be made so they can stay with us. “I would love the squad to look as it

Frank Lampard plots summer overhaul at Chelsea after 'sobering' Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich but who will stay at Stamford Bridge for the start of next season? But with his contract expiring in June, Lampard will be keen to bring a new face in to revitalise the wide areas.

"I knew there were a lot of circumstances at the beginning that were going to make last year transitional and maybe slightly difficult.

"Now I feel like I would love to be part of the long-term plan here. The signings we made in the summer, other than probably Thiago Silva, particularly, were signings for now and the future."

The new signings have already made an impact, with Chelsea aiming to go top of the Premier League with a win over Leeds United later on Saturday, while they are also on a 15-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

Yet Lampard feels his players need more time to challenge on both domestic and European fronts.

"At the minute, I think we're working towards something and people are getting very excited and mentioning us being in a title race this year," he said.

"I always saw it as a longer plan than that and it might take until next year for us to really challenge, because of the signings, because of the bedding-in process."

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

Lampard: 'Nothing wrong' with fans believing Chelsea can win title .
There were 2,000 fans inside Stamford Bridge for the first time this season and they witnessed their side move to the top of the table with a convincing 3-1 victory over Leeds. It is the first time in more than two years that the Blues have occupied the summit overnight and they are now unbeaten in nine matches in the top-flight. © Provided by Daily Mail Frank Lampard says there is 'nothing wrong' with fans believing Chelsea can win the title Lampard is still cautious when it comes to discussing their title chances, but he said: ‘There is nothing wrong with our fans thinking we can win the league.

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