Chelsea's Frank Lampard awarded Premier League Manager of the Month
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Lampard is the first one to win PL Manager and Player of the Month award since 2008.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been named the Premier League Manager of the Month for October. The Blues won all three of their PL matches in the month of October and thus, the former midfielder was deservedly handed the award.

And with this, he became the first manager since August 2008 to win both the Player and Manager of the Month award.

Though Lampard is the first manager in a decade to have achieved this feat, two more managers have managed to double up their Player of the Month award with a Manager of the Month accolade later in their career – Gareth Southgate and Stuart Pearce. Lampard has won the Player of the Month award four times in his career – September 2003, April 2005, October 2005 and October 2008.

Chelsea got the better of Southampton, Newcastle United and Burnley in a perfect October, in addition to that Manchester United win in Carabao Cup and the inspirational 4-4 game against Ajax after they were down to 4-1.

Superstitious Frank Lampard will continue to adhere to his tried and trusted routine as he marked his Premier League manager of the month award with victory over Crystal Palace. Lampard became the first Chelsea manager in three years to win the award that underlined the positive start he has made in his first season as a top-flight manager.

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