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Sport Frank Lampard reveals his pre-match superstitions after being named Premier League manager of the month

04:30  09 november  2019
04:30  09 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Lampard wins Manager of the Month

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Frank Lampard has been named the Premier League ’s manager of the month for October. Photograph: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images. Frank Lampard has revealed he fears Chelsea’s results will suffer if he is unable to carry out superstitions such as walking his dog

Frank Lampard has been named the Premier League Manager of the Month for October after League Manager of the Month for October after masterminding wins over Southampton, Newcastle Chelsea have won eight of their last 10 matches across all competitions, with a flawless league run in


Frank Lampard has revealed the superstitious routine that helped him become the first Chelsea boss to win the Premier League’s manager of the month award since 2016.

It includes taking his dog, Minnie, for early morning walks, wearing specific boots for training sessions, 50-minute bicycle sessions in the gym and pasta as his pre-match meal.

Lampard, whose side are at home to Crystal Palace in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off, fears it could affect the result if he changes his routine.

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been named the Premier League Manager of the Month for Lampard ’s men are now fourth in the Premier League after 11 fixtures and boast a six-point lead Lampard expressed his delight after winning the accolade on Friday, thanking the rest of his staff for

Frank Lampard has been named Premier League Manager of the Month after a perfect October. The Chelsea boss won all three of his league games last month . Frank Lampard beats Jurgen Klopp to Premier League Manger of the Month prize for October after winning all three matches .

Frank Lampard wearing a uniform: Frank Lampard was in a buoyant mood at Friday's press conference before the Palace game © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Frank Lampard was in a buoyant mood at Friday's press conference before the Palace game

‘If I don’t do them then I can feel like, ridiculously, as if it might have an effect on the result,’ says Lampard. ‘I did it as a player. 

Frank Lampard holding a sign posing for the camera: Lampard had just been announced as Premier League manager of the month for October © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Lampard had just been announced as Premier League manager of the month for October

'It was very commonplace in our dressing-room. John [Terry] was very structured in his build-up. I like going to the gym, I like walking the dog, I like eating pasta as a pre-match meal, so I stick with certain things.

Lampard and John Terry (R) both had their superstitions throughout their playing career © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Lampard and John Terry (R) both had their superstitions throughout their playing career

‘I joke a little bit, but I think it shows how much you want to do well and win sometimes, whether it has an effect or not.’

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Pressed on the dog walks, Lampard smiled and said: ‘The day before training, I will walk her at a certain time, for a certain route.

‘I take her down to the local coffee shop, get my takeaway coffee, walk around, pick up her s***, put it in the bin, walk her home then go to training!’

a man wearing glasses: Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was also superstitious during his time at the Bridge © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was also superstitious during his time at the Bridge

Lampard’s predecessor Maurizio Sarri was similarly superstitious. The Italian, now at Juventus, shaved his head after defeats and refused to step on to the pitch after matches.

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