Chelsea are into the final 5 games of the season, and there’s a real sense that we’re into the stage of looking back and considering the campaign as a whole.
It’s all reaching a glorious crescendo for Chelsea, who can win a Champions League and FA Cup double, as well as secure a top 4 finish, over the next few weeks.
#Tuchel on #Lampard laying foundation for #CFC Champions League success: "Frank had an amazing record in the group stage. This lays the foundations to arrive in the finals and I will never forget it."
— Paul Brown (@pbsportswriter) May 11, 2021
Tuchel admits that Chelsea have a lot to thank Lampard for:"Yes, for sure. You can only arrive in the final of the FA Cup and UCL if you win the group stage. He won those games, it is like this and we don't feel shame to say it out loud. It felt like this from the first day" #CFC
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) May 11, 2021
Thomas Tuchel was asked in his press conference today about what it had been like taking over midway through such a busy season, and he took the chance to praise his predecessor Frank Lampard.
He pointed out that he was only in two cup finals because Lampard was still in those competitions when he was sacked, and that – along with the progress the former boss made with a crop of young players – “lays the foundations” for future success.
Let’s hope this team go out and get the job done for Frank.