Chelsea coach Frank Lampard is looking forward to meeting Carlo Ancelotti, his former coach at the London club, who is currently in charge of Everton, when the two teams meet in the Premier League next Saturday.
Ancelotti led Chelsea to a Premier League and FA Cup double in the 2009-2010 season, while Lampard was a prominent midfield player.
“I was very impressed by his personality as a player and as a human being. He leads the elite coaches I have worked with. He has achieved great success in several clubs. He is a great coach and has a great personality and I look forward to seeing him,” Lampard said at a press conference.
Everton, who lost 4-0 to Lampard’s team in their last confrontation, started the current season strongly and topped the league, before dropping in level and dropping to ninth place with 17 points from 11 games, 6 places behind and 5 points behind Chelsea.
“The Premier League is ruthless and Everton has been affected a lot by injuries. The Everton Center does not change my thoughts about how to face them,” added Lampard, whose team also climbed to the final of the Champions League.
“I am very happy with what we have achieved, but the journey is still long. Words are not important at this stage. It was important to decide the top of our group in the Champions League and then stop thinking about the continental competition until the new year. Our next four matches show the challenges we face.” In the tournament, we have to focus. “
Lampard added that Chelsea will miss the wingers Hakim Ziyech, who suffers from the hamstring muscle, and Callum Hudson-Odoi, who has a thigh injury, for at least two weeks.