According to reports from the Mail Online, ex-Chelsea legend and Derby County manager Frank Lampard was spotted with friend and ex-colleague Didier Drogba in and around London as rumours heat up about a potential move back to Stamford Bridge.
This follows reports that emerged earlier this week that stated Chelsea have opened talks with Lampard about the managerial role.
Lampard’s Derby County squad failed to gain promotion after a thrilling finish to their season, which saw them face defeat at Wembley in the play-off final against Aston Villa.
Following the season Lampard has had with the Rams, rumours have increased about a move to Stamford Bridge for his second season in the managerial role.
Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri looks set to leave the club and return to Italy with Juventus. As a result, rumours are heating up about Lampard’s potential return, and he has now been spotted in London which has added more fuel to the fire.
There are a lot of opinions about whether or not Lampard would be a good fit as a manager at Stamford Bridge, some say it’ll be too much for him to handle in just his second season, and others think he’ll be perfect for the job.
Why would Lampard be a good fit at Stamford Bridge?
Lampard is a legend at Stamford Bridge and will be warmly welcomed if he went back – perhaps this would work to his benefit in his first season as manager there.
Lampard was under a lot of pressure with Derby last season, and as a player at Chelsea he had to deal with the huge weight of expectation, meaning he’ll be able to deal with it next season, should he take the job.
All the fans at Stamford Bridge would give Lampard a warm welcome if he came back and would like him to be the manager in replacement of Sarri.
Lampard would have respect from fans and players at Chelsea due to his past with the club, something that a new manager coming in would not be able to guarantee.