Chelsea legend Frankie Lampard spoke to the Mail on Sunday and revealed that he wondering if today’s the Blues got some real leaders in the dressing room:
“I do worry about where the real personalities of the team are,” he claimed.
“To be a big team, you have to have big personalities.
“I don’t want to sound like I am harking back to the days of me and John (Terry) and Ashley Cole and Petr Cech and Didier Drogba but I do see a team now where John is the last mainstay of that identity.
“Maybe Chelsea are looking for a more beautiful way now. The club has been trying to push it down that route with the players they have recruited over the last four or five years.
“The problem is if you fall in the middle, somewhere between tough and beautiful. It’s nice football at times but it’s not that nice and it’s not really winning games. It’s not beautiful, beautiful stuff.
“They need to buy two or three big players. Because being 11th in the Premier League is ridiculous for Chelsea.”
Last season Lampard played for Manchester City prior to his move to current club New York City, so he gives his opinion also on Citizens’ next manager, Pep Guardiola:
“They will be a huge force under Guardiola. I think, yes, Man City can push on in a massive way. He’s an innovator.
“There are two geniuses: Jose Mourinho and him. What a great rivalry that will be if Jose goes to Old Trafford.”
Speaking about his future he said:
“I don’t know yet whether this will be my last year as a player – but whether it is or not, I don’t want to go out with a whimper.”