The English Premier League is perhaps the best-known, most followed football league in the world. Some of its teams get more attention than others, both when it comes to Betway online soccer betting and the news - Chelsea is one of them. Chelsea players are typically covered at Betway - this reflects their value as players as well as the massive fan base of the team - Ghanaian football fans love Chelsea, for example, because some years ago, Michael Essien, currently part of a Danish team’s coaching team, used to have a successful stint with The Blues.
Now football fans around the world are a bit shocked to hear about the major change in the team’s technical crew: the departure of Frank Lampard who left Stamford Bridge after just two years on the coaches’ bench.
Frank Lampard was appointed as the new head coach of Chelsea in July 2019, signing a three-year contract with the team. He was the first English manager to take over the club’s reigns in two decades. Lampard started his career at Stamford Bridge with a loss - a humiliating one suffered from Manchester United on the first day of the 2019-2020 Premier League season. His first Premier League victory followed in August 2019 in a game against Norwich City - what followed was a strong few months that even earned him the title of “Premier League Manager of the Month” in October 2019. His first Premier League season ended with a respectable fourth place, and the new season also started strong, with the team topping the standings in December. In January, in turn, Chelsea dropped to 9th place in the EPL, which prompted Lampard’s sacking on January 25.
Frank Lampard shared his thoughts about the early end of his career with Chelsea on his Instagram account. It was a privilege to manage Chelsea, he wrote, a club that was a big part of his life - after all, he spent more than a decade with the club as a player - but was disappointed that his career as a coach was cut short. “I am disappointed not to have had the time this season to take the club forward and bring it to the next level”, he wrote, at the same time, thanking everyone at the club, especially owner Roman Abramovich, for their hard work and dedication.
He pointed out the importance of academy players in his Instagram update, calling them “the future of the club”. Chelsea’s first home win under his helm saw ten academy graduate players, including Reece James and Billy Gilmour, step into the field for the first time and having the opportunity to show their worth. Finally, he thanked the fans for the incredible support they have shown over the last 18 months.Read Full Story