Lampard telling Chelsea fans what we all clearly saw – Talk Chelsea

Frank Lampard has spoken on a two hour new Podcast today, which you can watch in full below. But I wanted to break down some of the key quotes and highlight some important points.

As we all know, Chelsea had a terrible season last season and things went from bad to worse when Frank Lampard became interim manager.

Why did he even take the role at a sinking ship? Why couldn’t he motivate the players? What was the underlying problems here?

I think we all know the answers really to all the above, but it’s clear from Lampard’s quotes that even he was surprised with the state of the mindsets of these players and the amount of them who had already checked out for the season and were thinking about their next moves.

When people are in that way of thinking, it was always going to be completely doomed for Lampard no matter what anyone wants to say on his tactics or what he did or didn’t do on the pitch, which was also poor by the way.

“The biggest thing about the standard was the size of the squad. The motivation of players; not going to play or you’re out of the Champions League squad, it’s demotivating. It’s a challenge with 20 or so players alone but with Chelsea it got so big. I had a short period and wanted to get something out of this, but you look at it and they’ve had it all season, players not playing.”

“There was the transition of new ownership, not everything was perfect before that. I think that getting the squad right and a fresh voice with a new manager coming in now is the way forward, the squad is compact now and they can compete.”

“When I got there, I could see the spirit and togetherness was not there. You have to train elite to be elite. You could see the body language from players who weren’t player. As soon as I got here I noticed very quickly that some players were thinking about this season petering out and what the future looks like.”

“The surplus players was made up of mainly international players. Then we had…

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