Frank Lampard will be speaking to the media for the first time as Chelsea boss today, which you can watch live on The 5th Stand app, and here we look at the possible subjects that could be discussed…
What time and where is the press conference?
The press conference starts at 2pm UK time in the West Stand at Stamford Bridge. It can be viewed live on this website and the 5th Stand.
Potential discussion points
Here we take a look at some of the topics that might be raised by what is sure to be a packed room of media…
Feelings being home
Lampard is sure to be asked how he feels being back at Stamford Bridge not as a player but as our manager, and whether it was a difficult decision to take the job on so early in his managerial career.
Expectations for 2019/20
On the back of our third-place finish and Europa League triumph in 2018/19, it could be put to Lampard what would constitute a successful season for the Blues this time around.
Advice from above
Lampard comes from proud footballing stock and he might be queried on what advice his father Frank Senior and his uncle Harry Redknapp gave him about taking on the Chelsea job.
Giving youth a chance
Lampard has already worked closely with Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori, who spent last season on loan at Derby, and with the possibility we can’t sign anyone for the remainder of the transfer window he could be asked how many young Chelsea players he plans on utilising in his squad this season.
Coping without Hazard
Eden Hazard has left for Real Madrid and a question about the impact of losing the Belgian could be put to Lampard, as well as the impact he is hoping for from Christian Pulisic.
The likes of Didier Drogba, Claude Makelele, John Terry and his Derby assistant Jody Morris have all been linked with joining Lampard back at the Bridge so the media will likely try to find out who will be working alongside our former midfielder. Gianfranco Zola’s future could also be brought up.
Petr Cech’s return to Chelsea was confirmed last month and Lampard could be asked to comment on his former team-mate’s role and how they will work together.
Lampard’s first game in charge is a huge one away to Manchester United and the subject of such an enticing prospect to kick off 2019/20 could be raised.