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Report: Frank Lampard Hoping To Lure Irish Legend To Chelsea Staff

Report: Frank Lampard Hoping To Lure Irish Legend To Chelsea Staff

Frank Lampard is doing surprisingly well at Chelsea. The pre-season predictions for the London club were not all that encouraging, with a mixture of a transfer ban, an inexperienced manager, and the departure of Eden Hazard pointing towards a potentially long campaign at Stamford Bridge.

Things haven't turned out that way. The club's supporters have embraced the youth movement, with the players producing some cracking displays. The likes of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, and Fikayo Tomori have been hugely impressive.

They do still concede too many goals, but Frank Lampard will be encouraged by their efforts thus far. Still, he is not resting on his laurels.

While the former England international may not be able to bring in any new players, he is looking to add to his coaching staff.

The Daily Mail are reporting that he is hoping to recruit Shay Given to the club, making him the goalkeeping coach. Given is currently at Derby County, working with Lampard at Pride Park last season.

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The Chelsea manager is said to be keen to recruit a skilled coach to work with goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who he still holds some concerns about. Kepa has largely been a success since his world record move from Athletic Bilbao last season, but still looks shaky at times.

Given was of course one of the leading goalkeepers in the Premier League during his playing days, and has since since transitioned into a well respected coach. This would be a big move for him, plying his trade at a Champions League club.

If Chelsea are serious in their intentions to bring him to London, you would imagine a deal could be worked out with the Championship side.

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Gary Connaughton

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