Let’s face it, most people thought that Frank Lampard would not succeed as manager of Chelsea when he was appointed to lead the club last summer. Those who doubted the club legend were justified in doing so. He, after all, had to navigate the club through a very difficult period amidst the two window transfer ban and inability to bring in a direct replacement for Eden Hazard, who almost single-handedly guided the club to a top four finish last season.

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Lampard had very little managerial experience when he was appointed to lead the Blues

Lampard only had one season of management under his belt (with Derby County) whom he failed to lead to Premier League promotion last season. Many would have felt that the club should have rather gone with a candidate such as Rafa Benitez or even brought back Jose Mourinho following his sacking by Manchester United last December.

Lampard has however surprisingly transformed the Blues into one of the most exciting teams in the League. The West Londoners currently look well on course to attain a top four finish if they carry on at this rate. They will probably not challenge for any major trophies this season but that was not the priority to begin with. It was always known that the Blues side would not challenge for any major honours this season. They simply cannot match the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City when it comes to experience.

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The Blues have an exciting future ahead

The club does however look well on course to achieve its mandate of attaining a top four finish as well as staging strong runs in all of the Cup competitions. Lampard has nurtured three youngsters into potential superstars-namely Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount. The American Christian Pulisic has also began to shine lately after having made a slow start to the season.

With a few tweaks here and there, the Blues could challenge for the title next season.