Date: 5th July 2019 at 5:05am
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Frank Lampard has been made the new Chelsea manager, and many are questioning if it is the right appointment or not. Mark Ogden, of ESPN, has made his case for why Lampard could yet prove successful despite the obvious flaws in the appointment.

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Ogden reckons that Lampard was fortuitous is landing the job in the first place, claiming the loss of Eden Hazard and the transfer ban was a big help for the 41-year-old getting the job.

He said: “Any experienced manager or coach with anything like the CV that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich once demanded of his appointments wouldn’t risk their reputation by taking on a team that had just lost its best player, Eden Hazard, and was unable to add any reinforcements for at least 12 months.” (Source: ESPN)

Lampard is very fortunate

Ogden is entirely correct in his assessment of the situation, Lampard is a touch fortunate in landing the Chelsea because the club are being forced to implement youth into the first-team next season due to a transfer ban.

This has no doubt helped Lampard, who in his final game in charge of Derby County, the Championship play-off final, started five players 22-years-old or younger.

Whatever happens next season, youth players will finally get the chance they’re craving at Stamford Bridge.


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