The Blues in large part inspired final time period under former supervisor Maurizio Sarri and assistant Zola, gathering 72 issues to finish 3rd in the Premier League.
Sarri left Stamford Bridge in a while after the 2018-19 marketing campaign ended to sign up for Italian champions Juventus and membership legend Lampard used to be named as his substitute.
Lampard inspired in his first season in control, taking Derby County to the Championship play-off ultimate where the Rams had been crushed by way of Aston Villa.
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The former England supervisor is operating under a switch ban and will battle to steer Chelsea to a top-four finish, in line with Zola.
‘It will be very close,’ the Italian legend instructed beIN SPORTS. ‘I think it will be a real fight for the final Champions League spot.’
Chelsea start their 2019-20 marketing campaign on Sunday with a go back and forth to Old Trafford to stand Manchester United, who completed 6th in the Premier League final season.
On Chelsea’s switch ban and the brand new season, Lampard mentioned: ‘We have to stay aggressive whilst we’re in this place.
‘With the ban it has been easy to write off this squad, and I don’t write off this squad in any respect.
‘I think that what is important is that you have a target within the group. What matters is how we approach things. We will see how we go.’