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Sport Chelsea boss Lampard feels 'judged differently' as an English coach

12:55  28 october  2020
12:55  28 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

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FRANK LAMPARD believes he is judged differently as the sole English boss at a top Premier Asked generally if he is scrutinised differently because he is from England , Lampard replied: “I think “Sometimes with the brilliant invasion of great quality coaches and players into the Premier

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes English managers are judged differently to their foreign counterparts and says more should be given the opportunity to lead Premier League clubs.

Lampard took over the reins at Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2019-20 season to become the first Englishman to permanently lead the club since Glenn Hoddle left in 1996. 

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He believes he is judged differently in some quarters due to his nationality, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists he does NOT see himself as the 'standard-bearer' for English managers after becoming only the second to lead a side in two Champions League campaigns after Sir Bobby Robson.

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has backed Frank Lampard to find the right formula at Chelsea after an up-and-down start to the season. They have added good players so they will have to deliver as a lot is expected now.

He guided the Blues to a top-four finish in the Premier League in his maiden campaign but has overseen just two wins from the opening six top-flight games this season, with Sunday's 0-0 draw with Manchester United leaving them in 10th. 

That sluggish start has led to some people questioning whether Lampard is the right man for the job, but the 42-year-old is content with the progress the side have made under his tutelage and says he receives more criticism because of his nationality. 

COBHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23:  Frank Lampard of Chelsea during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on October 23, 2020 in Cobham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images) © Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images COBHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Frank Lampard of Chelsea during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on October 23, 2020 in Cobham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Asked if he is judged differently because he is English, Lampard said: "I think possibly yes. I think when I got this job a lot of people were maybe questioning me getting it.

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Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has backed Frank Lampard to find the right formula at Chelsea after an up-and-down start to the season. They have added good players so they will have to deliver as a lot is expected now.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has brought in Edouard Mendy thanks to Petr Cech (Image: GETTY). Chelsea have included Cech in their Premier League squad as a precaution in preparation for an Now the French-born shot-stopper feels that he is learning every day from Cech on the training field

"Sometimes people can be quick to form opinions about a young English manager with just one year at Derby County. Sometimes we have to judge people on face value. I think all managers should be judged the same.

"I'm proud of what we achieved last season and it could have been even better. 

"We're seeing English managers show their quality in the game. Hopefully there are more opportunities for them. There's been a brilliant invasion of great quality coaches in the Premier League. Our eyes go to that and it becomes new and trendy, and rightfully so with what they achieve.

"But we have managers at home who can do it too. There are great managers and young coaches out there."

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Chelsea face Russian side Krasnodar on Wednesday after opening up their Champions League Group E campaign with a 0-0 draw against Sevilla last week. 

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Lampard 's first interview as chelsea boss - transcript. Lampard sat down with Chelsea TV in the Chelsea dressing room to discuss his As I say, everyone knows how I feel about the club, my absolute desire is to be here and work hard. I think I did that as a player, trying to get the

In a previous Chelsea life, Lampard 's CV would not have got him anywhere near this particular manager's job and if he did not possess such a Stamford Bridge pedigree, that It’ll be a pleasant change to actually see an English man in charge of a top six English team. Good luck to Lampard .

Lampard, whose side have lost just one of their last 11 away games in European competition, expects a tough test from Murad Musayev's side in what will be their first-ever home match in the Champions League. 

"You can see the edge in our game and it's very important we keep that edge," he added.

"Coming to Russia to play against a team who are in the Champions League for the first time will not be a comfortable game for us. We have to have our edge."

Thiago Silva, who has contributed to clean sheets in the Blues' last two games, has not been included in the squad for Wednesday's game. 

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Kurt Zouma, his centre-back partner in those matches, praised the former Paris Saint-Germain man's contribution but believes there is more than enough quality to replace him. 

"We've got quality everywhere," he said. "Of course, Thiago has been good since he came but also when he wasn't here we were doing good. 

"There's nothing to prove. We've come to win the game and win as a team so there's nothing to prove for us."

Predicted Chelsea XI: Sheffield United (H) .
Chelsea could move to within one point of the top of the Premier League with victory against Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge this evening. Frank Lampard’s side seem to have banished their defensive frailties in recent weeks and are on a five-match clean sheet run after questions were asked of the defensive unit in the early part of the season. Lampard will certainly be without attack-minded midfielders Christian Pulisic and Kai Havertz for the visit of the Blades, although both could be in contention to return following the upcoming international break.

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