Time For Frank Lampard To Follow Ryan Giggs?

By on September 27, 2011

There’s growing evidence that Premier League teams are starting to introduce their youth players. Manchester United started with Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley, Arsenal had Emmanuel Frimpong, Aston Villa called-up Barry Bannan and Liverpool have brought through Jay Spearing amongst others.

But if Chelsea were still under the control of Carlo Ancelotti or Luiz Felipe Scolari, I’m sure both would have stuck with the Blues’ experienced, older players. This is where Andre Villas-Boas is different. In the away loss to Man.Utd, he was brave enough to take off Lampard at half time, and the advantages were immediately on show. He then degraded Lampard to the bench in both the Carling Cup tie and Premier League match at home to Swansea City on Saturday; denying him his 350th appearance in the league.

This allowed the younger generation of Josh McEachran, Oriol Romeu and John Obi-Mikel to start and show the Chelsea fans what the future holds.

And it’s not just Lampard who is missing out. Florent Malouda has also gathered less minutes on the field compared to last season’s opening six games. This then paves way for Juan Mata and Daniel Sturridge to show their potential along with 18-year-old Romelu Lukaku, who in my eyes, is going to be a great prospect.

On the other hand, many supporters would disagree with leaving Lampard out. It would be like splitting Ant from Dec, Boris Johnson from his bicycle and Lindsay Lohan from rehab; they’re made for each other. But with younger yet experienced midfielders like Raul Meireles and Ramires showing their class, I can’t help but feel it’s the right idea.

Maybe it’s time for Chelsea’s number eight to follow the example of Man Utd’s Ryan Giggs and make a few late appearances from the bench? That or elaborate on his relationship with Christine Bleakley. Afterall, she does need cheering up working alongside Adrian Chiles.

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8 Comments

  1. MOSES KAGOIYA

    September 27, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Vila boas don’t try 2 keep the exeperience prayer in the big game

  2. mark harris

    September 27, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Frank still has a part to play at Chelsea but it’s not going to be as vital. I just hope that the club keep him at the Bridge as letting Ballack go proved to be a huge mistake. When Laps and Essien were crocked last season Ballack was sorely missed – as United have show with Giggs, you do need to keep a spine of experience in the squad for everyone’s benefit.

  3. Tubson

    September 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Lampard or no Lampard jst dnt distract this young coach 4 he knos what he is doing. Lamp is tired and we all knew, let him be startin 4rm bench lik his mates in other teams.

  4. Peter O. IGAH

    September 27, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    AVB has proved 2 be a good coach. Lampard issue demands no special attention. We respect him 4 what he has done 4 the club and we also recognised what the club has done 4 him. The important thing is Chelsea playing well and contending in midfield which Lampard can nolonger do due 2 tired legs. He must accept less playing time and know also that Chelsea’s future lies in young midfielders.
    Sir Alex would not use a player who is not making impact bcos he wants result and 2 me, AVB is on the right track.

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  6. Ikeomumu joshua N

    September 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    There are only coaches evr in chelsea,morinho & AVB.dis ar d only 2coaches who can do dis grate job.bringin frank in 4rm d bench is d bst/wise decision ever.frank knws dat he has tired leg already if he is truthful 2himslf&should embrace AVB dcision witout ill feelings jst lyk giggs den cfc fans wil b proud of him else he wil spoil al his works&contibutions at chelsea if he protest or refuse 2accept his fate now cos we d cfc fans wil reject him as our own.

  7. Ikeomumu joshua N

    September 27, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    There are only 2coaches evr in chelsea,morinho & AVB.dis ar d only coaches who can do dis grate job.bringin frank in 4rm d bench is d only wise&bst decision ever.frank knws dat he has tired leg already&if he is truthful 2himslf shuld embrace AVB dcision witout ill feelings jst lyk giggs den cfc fans wil b proud of him else he wil spoil al his works&contibutions at chelsea if he protest or refuse 2accept his fate now at chelsea

  8. Darmiebest

    September 28, 2011 at 8:12 am

    So far, AVB’s decision has been d best at CFC regarding Lampard. It’s so obvious Lamp doesn’t av d killer instinct that made Him d very best player at CFC. The sooner He agrees to coming from bench, the better for him. AVB, continue with the good work; kudos!

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