Midfielder Frank Lampard thinks that Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea has gotten more out of him and all so his teammates who have all lifted their game.
The Portuguese manager arrived at Stamford Bridge earlier in the year for his second spell in charge seeing Chelsea achieve a comfortable win over new boys Hull 2-0 on Sunday that included a spectacular goal from Lampard.
Lampard likened Mourinho to everyone favourite teacher at school that everyone wanted to impress, and hope that they would like them in return.
“We have a new manager and he is very demanding,” said Lampard. “We are very aware of how he is and it’s like having a new teacher at school, that can only be a good thing when you have 22 players all wanting to play in the team.
“There has been a lift. We have had a great pre-season. The young players have reacted to the manager.
“We can’t ask for more than that and we were raring to go from the first whistle.
“What matters now is we have to face an Aston Villa team this week that has just beaten Arsenal, so we can’t rest on our laurels.
“Beating Hull has given us a boost. It’s about getting out of the blocks quickly.”
Have a look at Frank Lampard’s goal in the video below.