Lampard demands loyalty from his players but may not get it from Abramovich


Roman Abramovich will expect an instant return after Chelsea’s huge transfer to outlay this summer as Lampard’s side prepares to begin their Premier League campaign. Then, despite winning the FA Cup, Roman Abramovich dismissed Conte for not keeping the title or winning the Champions League. It was Carlo Ancelotti, who won a league, and they gave FA Cup double in his debut season but the boot for failing to deliver the following year. The good news for Frank Lampard as he goes into his second season as Chelsea manager is he can’t suffer the same fate as Ancelotti or Conte because he didn’t win the title.

The Stamford Bridge club has spent nearly £200 million ($263 million) as they have brought in on Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz, and Malang Sarr and could add even more unfamiliar faces. The former Chelsea midfielder is under no illusions that owner Roman Abramovich will expect improvements on last season. “I know very The High-Performance Podcast”. Chelsea will start their Premier League campaign away at Brighton on September 14. “I think you understand that you’re coming to the messy patch,” Lampard said. “I think our messy patch probably happened back end of the season”.