Alan Shearer: Frank Lampard is still learning but is improving the squad

Alan Shearer pleased with Chelsea’s start to the season under Frank Lampard.

Chelsea have been thriving under Frank Lampard this season after a major summer squad overhaul.

They are just two points away from league leaders Tottenham and Liverpool.

‘I spoke to Lampard last week and, quite rightly, he was delighted with the progress his side had made and where they were at, defensively and offensively,’ Shearer told BBC Sport.

‘Sunday’s draw does not change that. Chelsea have now only lost once – to Liverpool – in 16 games in all competitions in 2020-21 and are already through to the last 16 of the Champions League.

‘They are third in the Premier League, only two points off the top, and are joint-highest scorers. Things are coming together nicely for them, and Lampard deserves a lot of credit for that.

‘At the beginning of this season, expectations were very different because they spent so big in the summer and there is probably more pressure on Lampard. So far, though, he has delivered.

‘There is still so much that Frank wants to achieve – and win – at Chelsea, but he has made a very strong start. He has not given anyone any reason to doubt him as manager – far from it, in fact.’


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