Andreas Christensen opens up about Frank Lampard at Chelsea FC
Andreas Christensen opens up about his start to life under Frank Lampard at Chelsea FC this season
Andreas Christensen has revealed that Frank Lampard commands an automatic respect in the Chelsea FC dressing room since his appointment this summer.
The former midfielder has been settling into his role at Stamford Bridge after having been brought in as Maurizio Sarri’s successor back in July.
Lampard has been tasked with steering Chelsea FC to another top four finish this season as he looks to establish some solid ground during the club’s two-window transfer ban.
Christensen started all three of Chelsea FC’s Premier League games heading into the clash against Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
And the 23-year-old Danish defender has admitted that he has been thrilled by the way life has been panning out under Lampard since his appointment in the summer.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Christensen said: “So far, it’s been good.
“I’ve got a lot of game time in the beginning so for me personally, it’s been good. [Lampard] has brought back a lot of what he liked to do as a player – a lot of possession games, a lot of hard work but in a good way, with the ball.
“He brought a lot of people back too, either from the youth team or people who have been away and has brought them back.
“Everyone out there knows what Chelsea is about and that feeling has been good to take in.
“My first season with the first team was [Lampard’s] last one. I’ve always looked up to the big players and big names at the club and he was certainly one of them.
“I remember that he was very professional, he worked hard and I enjoyed the short time I had to play with him.”
Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action after the international break when they take on Wolves away from home on Saturday 14 September.
The Blues finished in third place in the Premier League and won the Europa League title under Sarri last season.
Chelsea FC added Christian Pulisic and Mateo Kovacic to their squad on permanent contracts in what were pre-arranged deals in the summer transfer window.