Derby County have looked impressive so far this season as they continue to fight for an automatic promotion place.
The Rams are in a promising position to kick on and enjoy promotion to the Premier League in the current campaign, having enjoyed a strong start to proceedings under Frank Lampard.
Indeed, things weren’t all positive in the last campaign as former manager Gary Rowett struggled to ensure consistency and couldn’t get the best out of his side at times.
Therefore, here’s a look at THREE reasons as to why Lampard is outshining Rowett at Derby County…
Premier League ties
Derby County managed to bring a number of youngsters to the club during the summer transfer window due to Frank Lampard’s ties to Chelsea and the Premier League.
Indeed, this has benefited the Rams massively so far as Mason Mount has established himself as one of the standout performers in the Championship since making the move.
Worked with some of the best
Lampard may have been criticised for his lack of managerial experience, but people seem to have forgotten that he was a part of some of the biggest clubs in English football, and managed by some of the greatest minds of the game.
The Blues legend has been under the guidance of Carlo Ancelloti and Jose Mourinho, so he will have picked up some vital pointers during his Chelsea years.
Interestingly, the 40-year-old has approached the managerial scene in a positive manner and hasn’t been afraid of making tactical decisions that could be seen as risky.
Indeed, the Rams have made use of a couple of formations so far this season that have both encouraged out attacking, expansive football, which has delighted supporters.
However, Rowett often made his tactical decisions based off how the opposition were lining up, which caused problems when things started to go wrong.