No more Mr Nice guy – Frank Lampard turns nasty to lead Chelsea to victory again

    Frank Lampard showed his tactical managerial versatility last week as he perfectly set up his team to out-fox Pep Guardiola and beat his Manchester City side.

    This weekend he needed to show another side of him in order to beat Leicester City in the FA Cup, his nasty side.

    As a result, Chelsea now have every chance of winning the FA Cup and I’d certainly be tempted to sign up with Real Football and bet on them getting their own back on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and beating Manchester United in the Semi Finals at least.

    Lampard is growing as a coach every game, and the widely adored manager often comes across as being Mr Nice guy.

    But as reported by The Daily Mail yesterday, Lampard turned nasty and told his players at half time that they were ‘not good enough for the Chelsea badge’ after an extremely lacklustre display that Lampard described as the worst he has seen during his time in charge.

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    And just like that, there was no more Mr Nice guy. Lampard then hauled off three of his under performing players Reece James, Billy Gilmour and Mason Mount at half time in what was a bold move.

    But once again, it totally worked, and so did his hard-hitting half time words.

    The three substitutes Ross Barkley, Cesar Azpilicueta and Mateo Kovacic made an instant difference and changed the game, with Barkley scoring what turned out to be the winner and the only goal of the game.

    Chelsea came out firing in the second half and looked like a totally different set of players to the slow and lazy eleven that started the game.

    But Lampard jeering them up and challenging them at half time, made them react in the exact same way that The Blues boss was looking for, and it essentially won them the game and saw them through to the last four of the competition.

    This once again showed how adaptable, pragmatic, and reactionary Lampard can be in order to win matches, something that we perhaps didn’t quite see enough of before the lock down and stopping of football.

    But this was just another great example of how a manager can win matches for the club, and although it is essentially up to the players on the pitch – a manager can literally make the timely difference at just the right time.

    His use of three subs on 45 minutes was a stroke of genius. Lampard is well and truly the leader of this team.

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