Chelsea boss Frank Lampard told how Blues ’could be winning trophies in two years’ | Football | Sport


Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been told how he could help the club to success over the next few seasons by Garth Crooks.

The Blues beat Newcastle on Saturday to continue their impressive run of form under their new boss, and the future is looking bright as their young stars blossom.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been singled out for the bulk of the praise after their latest victory, and Crooks believes that silverware could be just around the corner.

He wrote in his team of the week feature for BBC Sport about Hudson-Odoi: “I don’t know what Frank Lampard is serving these youngsters for breakfast at Stamford Bridge but it certainly seems to be working.

“The latest protege to find himself back in the limelight is Callum Hudson-Odoi.

“I selected Hudson-Odoi in my team last season before he got injured but against Newcastle he looked back to his best.

“Chelsea are not the force they have been in the past but with Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Kurt Zouma – plus a little bit of luck and a fair wind – they could be winning trophies in two years.”

Lampard told BBC Sport after the game: “The first-half was tough, it was frustrating.

“Newcastle had a lot of people behind the ball and were very well organised.

“I can see why they’ve got results this year like that, with the threat they also carry on the counter-attack.

“The message at half-time was that we needed to be a bit braver, take a few more risks, show our one-on-ones and the ability we’ve got to take people out of the game.

“And the second half we did that.

“The only thing I’d moan about is that it isn’t two or three [nil] to make that win comfortable.

“But we weren’t even given many chances away in the second-half so I’m pleased and it’s a big three points.”

Next up for Chelsea is a trip to face Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday, as they look to build on a win over Lille last time out.

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