According to reports, Frank Lampard will oversee a massive change at Chelsea by merging the academy with the first team. The reports emerge as Frank Lampard is expected to be named as The Blues’s head coach real soon. The Derby manager is reported being in a conversation with Chelsea’s side and is believed to announced as The Blues manager in no time.
Just after Chelsea won the Europa League final against Arsenal, Maurizio Sarri announces his departure. His heading to Serie A club, Juventus, whose just left by their former manager, Massimiliano Allegri, after an amazing five-years with a lot of trophies.
A credible report claim that Frank Lampard is planning to focus heavily on Chelsea’s youth development. He wants to give the young guns a real chance to break into the first-team squad. The former Chelsea player plans to have the academy stars mix with the senior stars at Chelsea’s Cobham training complex. He will order the youth coaches to organize the academy sessions before or after the first-team training, therefore he can cast his eye over the youngsters. Frank Lampard also intends to watch as many youth games as possible and regularly invite academy stars to train with the senior team. He intends to boost youth development at Chelsea.
Frank Lampard Approach Will Provide More Opportunities For Young Players
With that report, we can see that Frank Lampard approach is likely to be the opposite way of how Maurizio Sarri through his day at Chelsea in the last season. Maurizio Sarri did not watch even a single academy training session or Under-23 game during his one season at The Stamford Bridge.
But after the emergence of Frank Lampard, sports book Malaysia believe the condition will be a little bit different than what happened in Maurizio Sarri’s time. From now on, academy stars will eat with the senior team and use the first-team gym after previously being housed their own building.
There is no doubt that Chelsea has a wealth of talent in their academy and there is also a prove about that fact. We will see that in Ruben Loftus Cheek and Callum Hudson Odoi, two recent success stories in Chelsea’s academy. Both of them was recognized as Europe top youth. Sadly, the English pair were the first youth stars to nail down a spot in the senior team since John Terry made his debut at the 2000-2001 season. But Callum Hudson Odoi has attempted to force his way out of the club due to a lack of first-team opportunities. But Frank Lampard’s change of protocol at training perhaps will be a major boost to the academy and hopefully, his way of managing the club will provide more opportunities for the young players in their academy from now on.