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MetiNews.Com - Lampard has the chance to win his first piece of silverware as Chelsea head coach this afternoon
Breaking News ! This evening marks another big milestone for Frank Lampard in his young managerial career. In just two seasons as a manager, it will be the third time that the former England international will lead a team out at Wembley looking for success as a coach. His first was an unsuccessful trip with Derby County in the Championship play-off final. His second was earlier this season in the FA Cup semi-final, with Chelsea running out comfortable 3-1 winners over Manchester United. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now But the third is now upon him, and for his long-term future as a Blues coach it could be the most important. Going into the 2019/20 campaign, there is no doubt that securing a top four spot was the number one priority for the Blues. Playing in the Champions League is where Chelsea must be going forward, both on a financial level and from an ambition perspective. It is the pinnacle of the domestic game in Europe, and it has been eight years since the Blues lifted that trophy in Munich. Read More Related Articles Chelsea already have Jadon Sancho alternative to save Roman Abramovic millions Read More Related Articles Is Arsenal vs Chelsea on TV? Kick off time, live stream details and team news for FA Cup final The long-term aim will be, of course, to be crowned European champions again, but right now they are some way off that particular silverware. Since the Roman Abramovich era started in 2003, winning trophies has become the norm and an expectation for those in charge. Despite Lampard’s credentials as a player, winning as a head coach comes with a completely different type of pressure. That’s something Lampard does not mind, however, saying: “Do we want to win titles here every year? Yes, of course we do. The fact that we’re in a cup final means we’re close to maybe doing that doing that this year. Read More Related Articles Arsenal vs Chelsea FA Cup final live: Confirmed team news, score updates and kick-off time Read More Related Articles Arsenal and Chelsea writers pick their combined XIs ahead of FA Cup final “I don’t mind the pressure, I’m so used to it as a player and if you took that pressure away then I would miss it. I don’t mind that and I understand what comes with that. I put more pressure on myself than anything or anybody.” But for the future of Lampard as Chelsea’s head coach, getting a piece of silverware in the cabinet in his first season would be the stepping stone needed for success. There is a real excitement surrounding the Blues right now, with Chelsea fans brimming with anticipation about what’s to come. Chelsea have already made major moves in the transfer window, with Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner arriving in west London and training with the squad. Sign up to our Chelsea newsletter for Kai Havertz updates Why should you sign up? Kai Havertz is the talk of all Chelsea fans at the moment and football.london will bring you the very latest updates on the Blues' transfer pursuit of the Bayer Leverkusen star. By signing up for our Chelsea newsletter, you will receive a once-daily email, the majority of which will contain the very latest on Havertz, his future and the latest transfer goings-on generally at Chelsea. We'll also send out special newsletters on Havertz with any big breaking news around his future and how it impacts Chelsea. How do you sign up? It's easy and only takes seconds. Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article - or any article on the Chelsea section of football.london in fact - labelled 'Get the biggest daily stories by email' and click 'Subscribe'.
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The Blues are looking to add the talented Kai Havertz to their ranks, while there is expectation of more to follow. Success at Stamford Bridge may be a long process. Liverpool have set a new standard in English football, while Manchester City are set to bounce back next season. Manchester United are looking like their dip in recent years could be coming to an end, while the strength around the top clubs continues to rise. But as the old saying goes, success breeds success.
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“I hope that I can bring us forward to a point where expecting titles every year includes expecting Premier League titles,” Lampard added. “We’re not at that position now and that’s where I want to get to and that is going to be a process.” To win the FA Cup today against Arsenal is a potentially huge stepping stone for Lampard and for many of his players. Chelsea’s current squad contains a lot of experience. There are Champions League winners, Premier League winners, Europa League winners and World Cup winners within the ranks.
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However, for the emerging talents coming through Lampard’s revolution, this is the chance to get a medal around their necks. Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James are just a few who have been bred in the Chelsea academy, watching those in the senior sides win trophy after trophy. They have the opportunity to build their own history at Chelsea this evening, with Lampard at the helm. Many managers have made impacts at clubs, but without trophies there is always the question over whether they have been a success. You only have to look towards north London and Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur. The Argentine changed the culture at Spurs and created one of the top teams in the Premier League, with constant top four finishes and a Champions League final.
Frank Lampard during Chelsea's win over Wolves (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
But without a trophy win to his name, people outside of the club may still always point to that and question the job he really did. Sealing victory today at Wembley would stop that question about Lampard before it has even been asked. There is already a feeling at the Blues that something special is building, and the backing of Roman Abramovich in the market is pointing towards that. Today’s opponents are in a similar position, with a former player in charge, a young and energetic Mikel Arteta already proving he is changing things at the Emirates. There will be a pressure on the Spaniard to deliver, no doubt, with the Gunners having a rich history in the competition. But Chelsea’s recent history has been defined by pressure to win titles, and Lampard getting his first trophy as a head coach would release an expectation which can weigh on any man inside the Chelsea dugout.
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