Villas-Boas claims ‘lack of support’ from Lampard at Chelsea

Andre Villas-Boas says that there was a "lack of support" from Frank Lampard during his doomed reign in charge of Chelsea

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Frank Lampard's Chelsea contract is set to expire in the summer Photo: The Sport Review

Andre Villas-Boas has claimed that he had a “lack of support” from Frank Lampard during his doomed reign in charge of Chelsea.

The Portuguese coach was sacked after nine turbulent months at Stamford Bridge last season following a poor run of form and amid reports of dressing-room disharmony.

The Tottenham boss takes his Spurs side to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday looking for a win to keep their Champions League qualification bid on track.

And Villas-Boas admits that he did not feel he had the support of veteran midfielder Lampard during his spell in west London.

“Yes [there was a lack of support from Lampard] but his ability and quality were never in doubt,” said Villas-Boas.

“Whether the Chelsea players supported me does not matter right now.

“There have been other managers in this position before and in the end you study what you have done and become better and adapt.

“Only by learning from experiences are you able to deal with them better the next time.”

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