EPL: Lampard sends eight players out of Chelsea camp


Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has rubbished claims that new boss Frank Lampard's inexperience in management will be a problem for the club, amid calls for the club to reunite under his leadership following a rocky season.

"We were pleased with the outcome and I thought some of the performances, particularly from some of the young lads, were really good".

In his very first game in charge of Chelsea, Frank Lampard was undone by a late goal against Irish side Bohemians as the game ended 1-1.

"I have a way of working that can be taxing on the players and we wanted to get straight into it. You can see all the fans are very happy and now that we have the gaffer back at the Bridge we have to give back", Azpilicueta affirmed.

"I'm sure that his desire, passion for being manager and this chance to be manager of Chelsea, the club he loves and the fans love him", Azpilicueta said, as per The Telegraph.

"He explained what it means to play for Chelsea and we are all excited to work under him". Every year gets harder and harder and we have to be ready.' Nor does he expect Chelsea to suffer because of the restrictions of a transfer ban and the sale of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.

"He was a hard worker so I'm looking forward to being better in this aspect, in working hard, fighting on the pitch and scoring goals".

Frank Lampard may not have the managerial experience that his top six counterparts posses, but he could be the ideal manager to help Batshuayi fulfil his potential. '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. Sarri is gone, his choice, and now we have to move on.

And for the first few minutes it was, as Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi stabbed home from close-range to give Chelsea the lead after just 8 minutes.

"He was here for a very long and very successful period, and always set an example: how he wanted to break every record or improve himself in every session". No manager before has been willing, but something tells us that Lampard's arrival could be the making of him. "We're not going to win anything thinking about the past or complaining".