The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been spending the last few weeks reminiscing about their side’s former heroes. The so-called Old Guard, often typified by the likes of Petr Cech, Ashley Cole, John Terry and Frank Lampard, formed the core of Chelsea’s success throughout the noughties and beyond – but the departure of Terry last summer brought an end to that era.
They’ve clearly missed that influence, too, with the Blues struggling so far this season.
Unsurprisingly, then, recent reports regarding news of a potential return have generated a lot of excitement in the Transfer Tavern. According to the Sun last week, Frank Lampard could be in line for a return to Chelsea – with Abramovich reportedly keen to bring him on board.
It would certainly be a popular move amongst fans, and our landlord thinks that it could be huge for Chelsea.
After all, Lampard has exactly what Chelsea lack at the moment: experience. Sure, many of the Blues’ first team have won titles and cups, but nobody has won as many – for as long – as Frank Lampard. The Englishman won it all during his stint in London, and with three Premier League titles under his belt, nobody will be able to inspire quite like the Chelsea legend.
It would also be a positive move in the context of Chelsea’s managerial situation. If the Sun is to be believed, Antonio Conte is sure to quit the club this summer, and so a new manager will be brought in. They’ll need someone with a connection to the club as they look to adjust, and Lampard, resultantly, would be a good fit.
Let’s also not forget, if Conte is sacked, Chelsea fans will be furious – and Lampard’s return would certainly be a good way of putting smiles on their faces. After all, Abramovich can’t risk another Benitez-Mourinho situation, whereby the latter was sacked and replaced by the former much to Stamford Bridge’s frustration.
There are so many reasons why this would be a good move, and very few to suggest that it wouldn’t. It would be a stroke of genius from Chelsea, and would go down as one of their best moves in years.
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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