Frank Lampard has vowed to give youth a chance at Chelsea, with the Blues preparing to open a new era under the guidance of a club legend.
After several weeks of speculation, a man who spent 13 years in west London as a player has been confirmed as Maurizio Sarri’s successor at Stamford Bridge.
A Premier League post represents a sizeable step up the coaching ladder for a man with just one season of experience at Derby under his belt.
Lampard does, however, have plenty of credit in the bank with Chelsea fans and will be given time in which to make the desired impact.
The 41-year-old has suggested that he will turn to academy stars in an effort to deliver the success he craves.
Chelsea are currently working under a two-window transfer embargo, so will be unable to add to the deals tied up for Christian Pulisic and former loanee Mateo Kovacic.