May 15, 2019 at 11:04 pm #1752284
Happy for Frank and derby tonight. Hope to see him in premiership next season. He’s doing a great job at derby countyMay 16, 2019 at 6:42 am #1752290
Manager Frank Lampard and assistant Jody Morris versus Assistant coach John Terry in a huge match at Wembley. Then you throw in the Chelsea loanee players in the mix on both sides.
I’ve got to have an interest and cheer on one of them so it will probably be Derby.
It’s going to be interesting.May 16, 2019 at 8:01 am #1752304
Personally prefer Villa to go up cause if it’s Derby then Frank and our loanees will be tied down to Derby.May 16, 2019 at 8:41 am #1752316
Blueowner, the loan signings of Mount and Tomori end after the Play Off Final and they return to Chelsea then with their futures to be decided as does Tammy Abraham at Villa.
Frank and Jody are contracted to Derby for two more seasons whatever the outcome in the Play Off Final.May 16, 2019 at 2:54 pm #1752496
Both teams in the final have Chelsea loanees who are core of the teams. Great news for us. Hope that they will come back to Chelsea and start to become part of our team next season. RLC and CHO are a good example.May 17, 2019 at 9:49 am #1752636
Mason Mount looked good the other night and could be a welcome addition to the squad for next season.May 17, 2019 at 9:56 am #1752640
Seconded 67. He looks ready.May 17, 2019 at 11:51 am #1752693
999 I’m saying or meaning to say wouldn’t like all these talented youngsters to be discouraged and ask for transfers or new loans, I can’t see Sarri placing his trust in them above the rest. Maybe I’m wrong. I mean any of them should do better than some current stars with adequate game time not 1 or 2 games.May 17, 2019 at 6:22 pm #1752813
Blueowner, I think both Mount and Abraham’s have a very good chance of being part of the first team squad next season. Loftus Cheek was on the brink of signing a new contract ore his injury and allegedly Hudson Odoi is now likely to sign a new 5 year contract. Let’s hope so and I agree with your concerns. Cheers 999May 20, 2019 at 12:05 am #1753122
While we are all upbeat about Abraham, Mount and Tomori, don’t forget that Premier League is a different animal than Championship. Both are tough but I believe PL needs more skills. Look at Mitrovic who scored a lot for Fulham in the Championship. His stay in the PL was much less successful either with Newcastle or with Fulham. They need a different skill sets in the PL and in the Championship.
Not to be a party pooper here as I would love to see our young players successful with us like RLC and CHO who opened up the way, but Mount, James, Abraham, Tomori all need to step up if they want to be successful in the PL. Abraham has tasted the PL with Swansea and he was not successful. He’s gained experience though now. So let’s just see and be patient with them.May 20, 2019 at 3:01 am #1753125
Would Mitrovic have been successful had he come up with Fulham and then been transferred to a top team. Of course he would have. Who would have struggled as a striker for Fulham this season. Any striker.May 20, 2019 at 9:45 am #1753174
With Frank continuously being linked with replacing Sarri – which for me is too early in his career – I guess it is better for Villa to win as that would make any negotiations with Derby much easier…? KTBFFHMay 20, 2019 at 10:24 am #1753194
If Sarri is to go then Frank and Jody would make sense if the transfer ban sticks.
I also remember hearing an interview with Jody after the last FA Youth Cup truimph where he was saying a number of our youngsters are good enough but they are just not being given a chance.
Whatever happens in the Play Off Final we will have to pay Derby 2 years compensation for them both.May 20, 2019 at 12:29 pm #1753259
I would hate to see Frank Lampard, in particular, and Jody Morris be hired and fired as happens with all Chelsea managers. That would leave a sour taste in my mouth forever. Roberto Di Matteo being hired and fired was bad enough but Frank Lampard is another story for mine. For that reason, I dread the thought of another Chelsea legend managing this club, especially under the rule of Roman Abramovich. Pre Roman, David Webb, John Hollins, Eddie McCreadie, Vialli and Gullit didn’t play with the heart chords so much for some reason for which I cannot remember but, no, not Frank Lampard. That would be unpalatable.May 20, 2019 at 1:21 pm #1753279
Get where you’re coming from 67 and it would hurt if we appointed Frank and then sacked him.
Franco who is also a Chelsea legend will probably end up getting sacked if the rumours of a Frank and Jody return are true.
Frank though has never hidden the fact that he wants to manage Chelsea I guess it comes down to four things.
1) Roman’s decision on Sarri and whether he wants Frank to replace him.
2) the transfer ban which would make a Frank/Jody appointment more sensible.
3) whether Frank thinks it comes to early for him.
4) being able to do a sensible deal with Derby.May 20, 2019 at 1:57 pm #1753300
Personally, I don’t think its too soon for Frank. He is clearly a very intelligent guy, super focused and with a ridiculous work ethic. Not only that but it’s clear to see his passion for Chelsea. Pair that with Jody who knows our youth and academy players better than anyone, and did an absolutely fantastic job coaching them. I’m actually willing this to happen.
Would it be better to let Frank have a year or two more to gain experience first? In an ideal world, yes. But we are in a situation where our manager isn’t really cutting it, and with the potential transfer ban, I think the time is now.
I’d just take the ban now rather than delaying it, get Frank and Jody in, start promoting some youth players to the first team and let’s get going!May 20, 2019 at 2:26 pm #1753311
Allegri and Sarri doing a straight swap is the latest doing the rounds. See the article I placed on the Sarri Out thread.
I guess Frank staying at Derby and managing them if they get promoted would be riskier than coming to Chelsea because if he kept his job at Derby under those circumstances and they yoyo’d back to the Championship he could easily blot his cv with a sacking in that situation. If they lose to Villa I think he would keep his job at Derby and another year in charge in the Championship may be suitable for him this early in his managerial career.May 25, 2019 at 8:08 am #1754461
According to Holloway FRANK LAMPARD has the ingredients to take over from Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea because he can handle big players, inspire youngsters and deals with failures as well as successes. With Sarri you going around in circles as he has no intention to change his one track style and will not encourage young talent unless his forced to by the board who in turn had to play their hand to please the fans demands.May 28, 2019 at 12:49 am #1754811
Disappointing end for Frank and Derby but well done Villa, back where they belong. I understand Frank was given a two year contract at Derby so is contracted to next season. I think now he will have a second crack at getting them up. It will be interesting to see which way Chelsea go with Sarri. Once the dust settles on the Europa League final I am sure we will know one way or the other.May 28, 2019 at 11:10 am #1754880
The downside of Villa winning is Tammy
Will he want to come back to Chelsea as the number 2 or 3 striker but be prepared to fight and show he could/should be no 1 or simply stay at villa where he is the no 1 striker and more guaranteed game time…?
Tough call for the young man so Chelsea really need to work hard to convince him his future lies at the Bridge (assuming of course they believe it does..?) KTBFFH
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