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Lampard praised by World Cup winner for signing this Chelsea star in the summer

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Thiago Silva has done well at Chelsea. (GETTY Images)

Frank Lampard praised for signing Thiago Silva by Sami Khedira

Speaking in an interview with The Athletic (subscription required), Juventus midfield star Sami Khedira has lavished praise on Chelsea manager Frank Lampard for signing Thiago Silva in the summer.

The 36-year-old Silva arrived at Chelsea this past summer, signing on a free transfer after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired.

Since coming in, the Brazilian has had a great effect on the team’s fortunes, as he has helped Chelsea become more solid at the back. Silva has forged a strong partnership with Kurt Zouma and has easily been one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League this term, despite his age.

Thiago Silva is already 36 years of age
Thiago Silva joined Chelsea on a free transfer

And Khedira has lauded Lampard for signing the veteran star, insisting that it is important that the squad has a balance of youth and experience.

“Take Frank Lampard. In Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, he’s brought in two outstanding footballers but the key signing is Thiago Silva at the age of 36. Lampard knows that it’s not enough to have players who run fast and shoot hard.

“You also need guys with experience that help others perform by force of their presence and personality. A good manager sees the bigger picture and understands what pieces are missing to complete the puzzle.”

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Thiago Silva has been brilliant for Chelsea so far

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Since joining, Silva has made 15 appearances for Chelsea, helping the club to seven clean sheets. The veteran defender has also chipped in with two goals as well. (h/t Transfermarkt)

Having signed him on a year-long contract, Chelsea do retain the option of extending his deal by another twelve months. Judging by the impact he has made already, it wouldn’t be a surpise to see the club trigger that option.

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Age no bar – Tuchel to keep Lampard’s project going by trusting Chelsea youngsters

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Thomas Tuchel ready to make use of Chelsea youth by following in Lampard footsteps

According to the Daily Mail, new Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has expressed his willingness to make use of youth, following in the footsteps of Frank Lampard.

A number of Chelsea academy graduates stepped up to the first-team under Frank Lampard. With him now gone, there were concerns if they would see a decrease in playing time.

Tuchel, however, considers the likes of Mason Mount, Reece James and Tammy Abraham as key players. He will continue to make use of them as he looks to turn around the team’s fortunes.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has expressed his willingness to make use of youth.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has expressed his willingness to make use of youth

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was impressed by Lampard’s youth revolution. He has informed Tuchel that he expects it to continue under his reign. (h/t The Metro)

Tuchel has a good record of developing youth. Players such as Ousmane Dembele, Julian Weigl and even Christian Pulisic all made their names under him at Borussia Dortmund. This augurs well for the talented youngsters we have at the Bridge.

Abramovich is keen for Chelsea's youth revolution to continue
Abramovich is keen for Chelsea’s youth revolution to continue

It is not just the junior stars who stand to benefit. Tuchel has already informed the squad that every player will be given a chance to prove themselves. (h/t The Metro)

This will provide a ray of hope to sidelines stars such as Marcos Alonso who got into Lampard’s bad books.

Chelsea will also back Tuchel in the summer transfer market. Among those in their sights is Dortmund ace Erling Haaland.

Erling Haaland is a transfer target for Chelsea. (GETTY Images)
Erling Haaland is a transfer target for Chelsea. (GETTY Images)

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As a much more experienced manager, Tuchel is expected to handle his squad better than Lampard. A master tactician, the German is an avid student of the game and can be a handful to go up against. After all, he is not nicknamed ‘The Professor’ for nothing.

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Report – Thomas Tuchel’s positive training ground message to Chelsea stars

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Thomas Tuchel ready to give Chelsea stars a new lease of life

German manager Thomas Tuchel has now officially taken over the reins at Chelsea.

The 47-year-old arrives at Stamford Bridge with a stellar but volatile reputation. An experienced manager, he has managed massive egos and world-class players before.

Roman Abramovich made the tough decision of sacking club legend Frank Lampard after a poor run of results. With Tuchel now the man in charge, a new era is underway at the club.

Thomas Tuchel has informed Chelsea stars that they will all be given a chance to prove thmselves irrespective of what happened in the past
Thomas Tuchel has already started his work at Chelsea

According to The Metro, Tuchel has already informed his players in their first meeting that he is ready to give everyone a fair chance to prove their worth.

This will come as a relief to some stars who were sidelined by Lampard and looked to be on their way out. The 42-year-old was accused of favouritism during his time at the Bridge. (h/t The Telegraph) (Subscription Required)

Among the players to benefit from Tuchel’s ‘clean-slate’ approach could be Marcos Alonso, Antonio Rudiger, Jorginho, Emerson and even Andreas Christensen.

Marcos Alonso has been linked with a January exit from Chelsea.
Marcos Alonso and Frank Lampard were not on good terms

Tuchel has already praised Lampard for building a solid foundation at the club. With the tools he needs already at his disposal, the onus is now on the German to take the club forward. (h/t The Metro)

The move to Chelsea has also brought Tuchel in contact with former PSG skipper Thiago Silva. The duo was at the forefront of the French giants’ run to the 2020 Champions League final.

Thomas Tuchel has informed Chelsea stars that they will all be given a chance to prove thmselves irrespective of what happened in the past
Tuchel and Silva led PSG to the 2020 Champions League final

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It is heartening to know that Tuchel is willing to give every player a chance to prove themselves. Hopefully, they will make use of this opportunity and start contributing to a Chelsea resurgence.

Second chances come very rarely and Tuchel has offered them a rare opportunity at redemption. Whether they take it or not remains to be seen.

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Tuchel’s first words after replacing Frank Lampard as the manager of Chelsea

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Thomas Tuchel will be in the Chelsea dugout as their manager against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday. (GETTY Images)

Newly appointed Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel speaks for the first time after replacing Lampard

A report by Football.london confirms that Thomas Tuchel is the new Chelsea manager after Frank Lampard was sacked earlier this week. The German is on an 18-month contract.

Tuchel was earlier the manager of Paris Saint-Germain but was sacked earlier this season. He spent two and a half years with them and took them to the UEFA Champions League final last year.

Before that, he followed in the footsteps of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to first manage Mainz and then take over at Borussia Dortmund during his managerial spell in Germany.

Thomas Tuchel is the new Chelsea manager after replacing Frank Lampard.
Thomas Tuchel is the new Chelsea manager after replacing Frank Lampard.

And now, Tuchel has taken over the helm at Stamford Bridge. Speaking for the first time since his appointment, he thanked the club for their confidence in him, and also spoke about Frank Lampard, the man whom he has replaced.

A fresh start

The 47-year-old then added that he was eager to meet up with his new squad. Tuchel conducted his first training session with the team on Tuesday evening.

Thomas Tuchel took PSG to the UEFA Champions League final last year.
Thomas Tuchel took PSG to the UEFA Champions League final last year.

“I cannot wait to meet my new team and compete in the most exciting league in football. I am grateful to now be part of the Chelsea family – it feels amazing.”

Lampard’s axe came after the club went on a terrible run in the league. The club went on top of the league briefly last month but a run of 5 losses in 8 games saw them fall down the table.

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Chelse welcome Wolves to Stamford Bridge this Wednesday. This will be Tuchel’s first game for the Blues in the dugout, who only has to isolate when he is away from the ‘team bubble’. (h/t Football.london)

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“The legacy” – Tuchel sends classy message to former Chelsea boss Lampard

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Thomas Tuchel pays tribute to Frank Lampard’s legacy at Chelsea

According to the club’s official site, new Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has paid tribute to his predecessor Frank Lampard after taking over at the Bridge on Tuesday.

The 47-year-old takes the reins of a club that is languishing in the ninth spot, just two months after they had gone top of the Premier League. Tuchel has signed an initial 18-month deal that can be extended by a year in the future.

Tuchel will not have to wait long to experience his baptism of fire. Chelsea take on Wolverhampton Wanderers tonight and the German manager will be put to test.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has paid tribute to his predecessor Frank Lampard after taking over at the Bridge on Tuesday.
Thomas Tuchel managed Christian Pulisic at Vorussia Dortmund (Image Credit: Twitter)

“We all have the greatest respect for Frank Lampard’s work and the legacy he created at Chelsea.”

Tuchel praised the legacy Lampard left behind at Chelsea. As a player and then manager, the Englishman served the club with distinction. The German also went on to admit his respect to his predecessor.

The 47-year-old takes the reins a month after being dismissed by PSG. The dismissal came just four months after he led them to their first-ever Champions League final.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has paid tribute to his predecessor Frank Lampard after taking over at the Bridge on Tuesday.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has paid tribute to his predecessor Frank Lampard (Image Credit: Twitter)

Tuchel thanked Chelsea for putting their faith in him and his staff. He admits he cannot wait to begin working with the squad in what he calls the most exciting league in the world.

“I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff.”

Unlike Lampard, Tuchel is not a novice in the management game. He made his name at Augsburg and Mainz before going on to manage Borussia Dortmund and PSG. The experience of having managed big names before will aid his cause at Chelsea.

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Compared to Tuchel, Lamaprd was a novice in the area of management (GETTY Images)

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Club chief Marina Granovskaia too expressed her belief that Tuchel can lead the club to glory. She described him as one of the best coaches in Europe and is glad to have him at Chelsea.

Having been fired from his last two jobs, Tuchel too has a point to prove this time around. It would be fair to say that the club needs him as much as he needs it.

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