Joe Cole: What I really think about Frank Lampard’s impact at Chelsea FC
BT Sport pundit Joe Cole says he has been impressed with Frank Lampard's impact at Chelsea FC so far
Joe Cole has claimed that Frank Lampard hasn’t put a foot wrong since the Blues legend took over the reins of Chelsea FC in the summer.
The English coach masterminded Chelsea FC’s 2-1 victory over Ligue 1 side Lille at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night as they secured their place in the Champions League knockout stage.
Tammy Abraham broke the deadlock early in the first half before Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta netted a header to secure three crucial points for the Blues.
Chelsea FC finished in second place in their Champions League group behind Spanish side Valencia, with the west London side squeezing ahead of last year’s semi-finalists Ajax and Lille.
The west London side have endured a testing couple of weeks by their high standards under Lampard following three losses in their last four league games.
However, former Blues winger Cole believes Lampard is doing a brilliant job at galvanising Chelsea FC since his appointment.
“He has galvanised the club,” Cole told BT Sport.
“He hasn’t put a foot wrong since he started in management. People forget that Derby wasn’t an easy job.
“Allowing David Luiz to move on was a massive decision knowing he had [Fikayo] Tomori. He has been brilliant and you can only give him praise.”
Chelsea FC saw their winning run come to an end following a 2-1 loss to defending champions Manchester City last month.
The Blues slumped to surprising defeats by Everton and West Ham United to lose their grip on fourth place.
Chelsea FC are in the final Champions League qualification spot but a mere five points ahead of Manchester United as things stand.