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Thomas Frank hails character of ‘confident but humble’ Brentford side after win

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA12 hits

Brentford boss Thomas Frank was full of praise for the character shown by his side as they fought back from a goal down at Cardiff to win 3-2 and extend their unbeaten run in the Championship to 14 games.A second-half hat-trick from Sergi Canos earned Brentford the points in a game that Frank told his players as they took to the field after the half-time break – when they trailed 1-0 to Wi...Full Story »

Chelsea's Lampard slams Premier League, broadcasters for 'back in time' festive schedule

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2020 by ESPN42 hits

Frank Lampard has said Chelsea have been disadvantaged in the title race by being forced to play twice in 48 hours over Christmas, accusing the Premier League of taking football "back in time" and compromising the integrity of the competition. Chelsea travel to Arsenal on Boxing Day for a 5:30 p.m. GMT kickoff on Saturday, then have a home game against Aston Villa exactly 48 hours later. Manch...Full Story »

Frank Lampard happy to see Tammy Abraham back in the goals

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2020 by PA19 hits

Frank Lampard was pleased to see Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham get his reward with a late brace in the 3-0 win over West Ham on Monday.The 23-year-old had not started any of the Blues’ last four league games and failed to find the net in a whole month, but got back on the scoresheet with a close-range finish in the 78th-minute at Stamford Bridge.Two minutes later and the England forward do...Full Story »

TO BE FRANK Chelsea ‘have no regrets’ over letting Declan Rice go as kid but now eyeing £70m return transfer from West Ham

Posted Saturday, December 19, 2020 by hits

The West Ham and England star has been in scintillating form this season but Frank Lampard says the club do not regret parting ways with the 21-year-old in 2013. Frank Lampard says Chelsea do not regret letting Declan Rice leave when he was 14 Credit: Rex Features Rice was released from Chelsea's academy before joining the Hammers where he has gone from strength to strength. He has played eve...Full Story »

Defensive dilemma faces Thomas Frank ahead of Brentford’s clash with Reading

Posted Thursday, December 17, 2020 by PA18 hits

Thomas Frank has a dilemma in defence ahead of Brentford’s clash with Reading in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.Ethan Pinnock was shown a straight red card during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Watford and is set to serve a one-match ban this weekend.Charlie Goode was introduced in midweek for his first appearance in more than a month and may start against the Royals if Pontus Jansson f...Full Story »

Lampard not surprised by Chelsea form with 'lots of improving to do'

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com20 hits

Frank Lampard says Chelsea's run of form hasn't surprised him because his team still have plenty of room for improvement. The Blues suffered their second successive defeat to Wolves on Tuesday, which ruined their chance to sitting equal with Tottenham and Liverpool on top of the league. And Lampard insists his team must find consistency if they are to challenge for the Premier League title. ...Full Story »

Thomas Frank questions handling of red card situation as Brentford hold Watford

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by PA14 hits

Brentford manager Thomas Frank questioned the way referee James Linington and his assistants dealt with the controversial moment in his side’s 1-1 draw at Watford that saw the Hornets awarded a penalty and Ethan Pinnock sent off.Frank lost his cool when Mads Bech Sorensen was mistakenly shown a red card and remained in a bad temper when Pinnock was eventually identified as the culprit and ...Full Story »

Chelsea already feeling festive fatigue following Wolves defeat – Frank Lampard

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by PA19 hits

Boss Frank Lampard was disappointed his Chelsea players dropped their standards for the second time in four days to suffer a last-gasp Premier League defeat at Wolves.Pedro Neto struck in the fifth minute of stoppage time to claim a 2-1 comeback win for the hosts.Olivier Giroud opened the scoring for the visitors four minutes after the break before Daniel Podence’s deflected effort pulled ...Full Story »

Thiago cwill be key to any Champions League run at Chelsea, says Lampard

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2020 by Goal.com37 hits

The Blues defender has already taken a key leadership role in the squad and his coach will rely on him in the latter stages in Europe Frank Lampard admits that Thiago Silva needs to play a key leadership role in Chelsea's Champions League run after seeing his side draw Atletico Madrid in the last-16. Silva arrived from PSG on a free transfer in August after captaining his former side's 1-0 C...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard refuses to blame Eduoard Mendy for Everton defeat

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2020 by PA26 hits

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard refused to lay the blame of their first defeat in 18 matches at the feet of goalkeeper Eduoard Mendy after his error led to Everton’s match-winning penalty.The Senegal international clumsily brought down Dominic Calvert-Lewin which allowed Gylfi Sigurdsson to score the decisive 22nd-minute spot-kick and inflict the club’s third successive loss at Goodiso...Full Story »

Thomas Frank backs Chris Hughton to fire Forest clear of relegation

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2020 by PA20 hits

Thomas Frank says he is ‘100% certain’ that Chris Hughton will soon have Nottingham Forest climbing away from the threat of relegation after seeing his Brentford side win 3-1 at the City Ground.The Brentford boss is convinced Forest are in a false position, sitting outside the Championship bottom three on goal difference alone, following a seventh game without a win.“It was a b...Full Story »

ROO NEED A HAND? England boss Gareth Southgate offers to help Wayne Rooney in bid to become top manager like Lampard and Gerrard

Posted Wednesday, December 09, 2020 by hits

England’s record goalscorer is currently interim boss at Derby and takes his team to Brentford in the Championship on Wednesday. Wayne Rooney is currently interim manager at Derby in the Championship Credit: Getty Images England boss Gareth Southgate has offered Wayne Rooney a helping hand Credit: Rex Features Rooney, 35, who saw his international career come to an end under Southgate, ...Full Story »

Frank Lampard hails Billy Gilmour’s ‘outstanding’ return in Chelsea draw

Posted Wednesday, December 09, 2020 by PA20 hits

Frank Lampard hailed Billy Gilmour’s “outstanding” return as the teenage Scot impressed in Chelsea’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Krasnodar.Gilmour has battled back from a four-month injury lay-off after knee surgery, and looked assured and confident in the Blues’ midfield.The 19-year-old enjoyed a stellar breakthrough campaign last term but now faces even greater...Full Story »

Frank Lampard staying grounded amid title talk as Chelsea go top of table

Posted Sunday, December 06, 2020 by PA38 hits

Frank Lampard has admitted there is “nothing wrong” with Chelsea’s fans dreaming of winning this season’s Premier League title – but insisted he will keep his own feet on the ground.Chelsea climbed to the top of the table by flooring Leeds 3-1 on Saturday night with Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma and Christian Pulisic all on target in a comeback victory.Tottenham and Li...Full Story »

Chelsea's Frank Lampard wants to extend contract with club

Posted Saturday, December 05, 2020 by ESPN31 hits

Frank Lampard wants to extend his contract at Chelsea to see the club's £220 million spending spree come to fruition before potentially targeting the England manager's job. The 42-year-old has 18 months left on his existing deal at Stamford Bridge having succeeded Maurizio Sarri in July 2019. Lampard arrived with the club serving a FIFA transfer ban relating to rule breaches on signing ...Full Story »

Frank Lampard has options for Chelsea’s match against Leeds

Posted Friday, December 04, 2020 by PA24 hits

Chelsea have a fully-fit squad for Saturday night’s Premier League clash with Leeds at Stamford Bridge.Boss Frank Lampard is bound to rotate his resources again however, following Wednesday’s 4-0 Champions League romp at Sevilla.France forward Olivier Giroud is pushing hard for his first league start of the season, having struck all four goals in Spain in a stunning display of finish...Full Story »

Chelsea win at Sevilla shows Frank Lampard must stand strong with January transfer call

Posted Thursday, December 03, 2020 by hits

Frank Lampard must do all he can to keep Olivier Giroud at Chelsea beyond January, after the striker hit four goals for the Blues in Seville. Time and time again, Olivier Giroud continues to prove he may just be the most underrated player in world football. The World Cup winner, who remains integral for France despite his lack of minutes at club level, has been forced to settle for another bit-...Full Story »

Four-goal Olivier Giroud the ultimate professional – Chelsea boss Frank Lampard

Posted Thursday, December 03, 2020 by PA21 hits

Frank Lampard has hailed Olivier Giroud as “the ultimate professional” in the wake of his four-goal Champions League salvo at Sevilla.France striker Giroud notched a perfect hat-trick then added a penalty as Chelsea sealed top spot in Group E with a game to spare by thrashing Sevilla 4-0 in Spain.Giroud’s left-foot, right-foot and headed goals sealed that perfect treble, before...Full Story »

Thomas Frank hailed high-flying Brentford before asking for more

Posted Wednesday, December 02, 2020 by PA29 hits

Thomas Frank hailed his Brentford side for breaking down stubborn Rotherham but warned they can still improve.Marcus Forss and Ivan Toney scored in the second half as the Bees climbed to fourth in the Championship, two points off the top.Frank, quoted by, said: “I am very pleased with the result. I must praise Rotherham, who made it very difficult for us – especia...Full Story »

Frank Lampard hits back at Jose Mourinho claims as Chelsea vs Tottenham mind games begin

Posted Saturday, November 28, 2020 by hits

Jose Mourinho feels Frank Lampard is being given all the money and none of the pressure – not like during his own spells as manager at Chelsea. But the Blues boss has swatted away Tottenham rival Mourinho's barb as the tension builds for Sunday's hotly-anticipated encounter. The Stamford Bridge cheque-book was plundered more than anybody's after an outlay of around £250million in the...Full Story »

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