David Luiz sends message to Chelsea FC fans about Frank Lampard

Chelsea FC star David Luiz says Frank Lampard is a great managerial appointment at Stamford Bridge

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
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Chelsea FC legend Frank Lampard (Photo: BT Sport)

David Luiz says he is excited to work with new Chelsea FC manager Frank Lampard.

The former England international was appointed as Maurizio Sarri’s replacement last week to signal a new era at the west London side.

Lampard was appointed as the new Blues boss despite having just 12 months of managerial experience under his belt at Derby County.

The 41-year-old will be tasked with steering Chelsea FC to a top-four finish despite being unable to sign any players in the next two transfer windows.

Luiz played alongside Lampard for three seasons at Stamford Bridge between 2010 and 2013 as the west London side won the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Europa League.

The Brazilian defender opened up about Lampard’s return to Chelsea FC as manager this season.

“It’s great to see him here,” Luiz told Chelsea FC’s website.

“He’s someone who knows what it means to be at Chelsea and understands the DNA of this club. We are working well so far, everyone is getting along and the sessions have been great.

“Lamps, or should I say ‘Gaffer’, is now our leader and he’s going to try to do everything he can like he did when he was a player, and now it’s up to us to help him build the spirit and the philosophy around the club to be successful. The club is so big and it’s great to work together, and I’m including the Academy and the Women’s team in that too. We are all Chelsea.

“He was a leader as a player, so already he was trying to do his best for the team and it’s not a surprise to see him as a manager. In fact I think it’s great. It’s fantastic to see players who know Chelsea so well coming back to the club, particularly leaders like Lamps and Petr [Cech].

“They will be great for us, and they will continue to do their job as best as they can, just wearing a different shirt this time!”

Chelsea FC were crowned Europa League winners last season thanks to a 4-1 victory over Arsenal in Baku at the end of May.

The Blues finished in third place in Sarri’s only season in charge of the west London outfit ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Arsenal.

Chelsea FC have added Borussia Dortmund playmaker Christian Pulisic and Real Madrid star Mateo Kovacic to their squad this summer after having deals in place before Fifa imposed a transfer ban on the west London side.

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