Why Frank Lampard’s arrival could be the making of this Chelsea attacker

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2019

The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw by Bohemians, courtesy of an 89th-minute equaliser from trialist Eric Molloy.

Now, amidst a gruelling pre-season, Kovacic, 25, has revealed he has turned to his new boss - who scored a club record 209 times for the Blues - for help adding goals to his game. The Chelsea captain believes that feeling is massive.

The Stamford Bridge icon was confirmed as Chelsea's head coach last week and immediately headed to Dublin to begin the Blues' pre-season tour. "Our performances were not good enough".

Since Roman Abramovich took over the London club they have become characterised for the rate at which they burn through managers. 'I am sure his desire and passion for being manager and this chance to be manager of Chelsea, the club he loves and where the fans love him.

"It could have been even better but we won a trophy, which is always important, and we finished third". 'Since I came here we've had people leave every season like Lampard, John Terry, Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole and Petr Cech, ' said Azpilicueta, signed from Marseille in 2012.

Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta has said that Frank Lampard's lack of experience will not be an issue.

"At that moment no one could imagine a Chelsea side winning a trophy without players of their quality and we have to try to keep the level and replicate the success all the players in the past have had". 'We knew that to replicate the success of the great players in the past was hard but every year we've had the chance to bring trophies back to Stamford Bridge.

"He was here for a very long and very successful period, and I can only speak the way I was with him as a player and to feel the shirt was to go every day in Cobham to be better, to train hard, to behave well on and off the pitch".

Chelsea appointed Frank Lampard as their new manager a couple of days ago but he failed to make a winning start.

"We've been working them very hard and we did the same this morning as well".

And Azpilicueta has hailed the impact his former team-mate has had on Chelsea's squad, acknowledging that displays under former coach Maurizio Sarri were not always up to scratch.

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