Frank Lampard: Chelsea interim manager insists owners have ‘fantastic intentions’ to move club forward despite miserable season | Football News

Frank Lampard says the chaos currently surrounding Chelsea would not deter him from signing for the club if he was still playing.

Chelsea have endured a miserable season but will be looking to end the campaign on a relative high after a run of six consecutive defeats under Lampard with a 3-1 win at Bournemouth last Saturday.

The win on the south coast was their first since 11 March when Graham Potter was still in charge and ended a poor streak that had seen the team win only four times in nine matches.

Chelsea are 11th in the Premier League table with four games to play, but speaking ahead of Saturday’s visit to Nottingham Forest, Lampard insisted the club have “fantastic intentions” to move forward.

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Free to watch: Highlights of the Premier League match between Bournemouth and Chelsea

The Blues boss was asked in his pre-match press conference: “From the outside, Chelsea look a mess. If you were a big-name player at the top of your game, would you sign?”

Lampard was clear. “Absolutely I would sign for Chelsea,” he said. “There are a lot of good things about this club. ‘Form is temporary, quality is permanent’ is a good saying.

“I can see great intentions to take the club forward. A lot of big clubs go through this process in one form or another, and the more successful you are, the more headlines you get when you get to that point.” “

“Definitely as an individual player I would come here because it’s an incredible club. Sometimes it’s good to be part of the process that takes a club where you want to take it. I think That it’s also a fascinating thing. Be successful somewhere rather than parachute into it.”

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Lampard says he is unaware of any talks about N’Golo Kante’s future at the club but insists the midfielder could still play a big role in the team going forward.

Lampard compared the current situation to when he first decided to join Chelsea from West Ham in 2001.

“I signed when we were a top six or top eight team, and I didn’t know I’d come out of it with trophies and medals everywhere.

“I was part of a huge process that saw the club develop into one of the most successful clubs in the modern era of the Premier League.

“It’s a huge football club. Whatever happens in the next six months or two years or three years, it’s always going to be a successful football club. I’m pretty sure.”

Saturday’s game against Forest will be a chance to end a run of six home games without a win in all competitions, with Chelsea having not tasted success at Stamford Bridge since beating Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on March 7.

“If (domestic) form hasn’t been good since I’ve been here and before, that’s very normal and human which can cause some nervousness among players and staff,” Lampard said.

“The only way through this is to dig in and try and do the right things. I’ve been there as a player. That’s what players have to do, it’s that simple.”

“The crowd will go with them and with that you can become a bit of a force. We’re obviously striving for that.”

Follow live updates from Chelsea’s game against Nottingham Forest sky game digital platform on Saturday; Kick-off at 3 p.m.

Chelsea’s remaining fixtures

May 13: nottingham forest (H) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm

May 21: Manchester City (A) – Premier League, kick-off 4pm

May 25: Manchester United (A) – Premier League, kick-off 8pm, Live sky game

May 28: newcastle (H) – Premier League, kick-off at 4.30 pm

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