Chelsea are closing in on the appointment of a new manager after English Championship club Derby County gave the Europa League winners permission to speak with their former player.
Frank Lampard was appointed the Derby County manager and he has done well in the job after just one year thus prompting Chelsea to make a move for him as the replacement for Maurizio Sarri who has left for Italian Serie A champions Juventus.
Derby County are expected to receive £4m in compensation if Chelsea appoint Frank Lampard as their new manager as expected this week.
Frank Lampard is a Chelsea legend after spending 13 fruitful years at the club.
The 41-year-old scored 211 goals for the Blues in those 13 years to emerge as their all-time leading goalscorer till date.
Frank Lampard will be handicapped by the two-window transfer ban slammed on Chelsea by FIFA though the London club has appealed the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
The incoming Chelsea manager is expected to rely on youths more than his predecessor Sarri for the new season.
Chelsea Starting XI (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Recce James, David Luiz, Fikayo Tomori, Marcos Alonso; Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek; Callum Hudson-Odoi, Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic.