Frank Lampard has finally found his midfield successor at Chelsea!
The Blues boss wants Ruben Loftus-Cheek wants to take up the responsibility of scoring from midfield. Much like Lampard used to hit the 20 goal mark without fail season after season, Lampard wants RLC to do it as well.
“From the conversations we’ve had, he wants it all,” Lampard said.
“I remember watching Ruben score a hat-trick in the Europa League against BATE Borisov in October 2018. A couple were my kind of goals — six-yard box, bang. Nothing to shout about but I liked it.
“Ruben’s never been a rack-up-numbers man but I’ll definitely speak to him. Can he get 15, 20 goals in a season? He’s got that in him.”
Lampard also praised the quality of young defender Reece James.
“I tried to get him on loan at Derby last January,” Lampard admitted. “His delivery is too good, and when I say ‘too good’, I’m joking, but I mean that we need to read what he’s doing.
“We need to get bodies in the box because that’s a huge asset. He’s a great kid who’s going to be a huge player for Chelsea. Without getting too far ahead, even though Trent is that good he’ll be challenging him.”