Brendan Rodgers says Thomas Tuchel’s ‘experience’ key for Chelsea after Frank Lampard sacking


Brendan Rodgers and Leicester City are preparing to face Chelsea in the FA Cup final (Getty)

Brendan Rodgers believes Thomas Tuchel’s experience of working with world-class players has helped Chelsea’s transformation after Frank Lampard’s sacking.

Chelsea made an encouraging start to the season under Lampard but the 42-year-old was replaced by Tuchel at the end of January following a poor run of form over the winter period.

Tuchel has now put Chelsea on course to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League, while the team also have the opportunity to win two trophies as they are in the Champions League and FA Cup finals.

Rodgers has backed Lampard to become a ‘fantastic manager’ following his stint at Chelsea.

But the Leicester City manager believes Tuchel’s clear vision has aided Chelsea’s improvement in the second half of the season.

‘Frank passed on a very strong squad of players and from his perspective he’ll go on to be a fantastic manager,’ said Rodgers.

Frank Lampard will become a ‘fantastic’ manager, says Brendan Rodgers (Getty)

‘Early in his career, he showed a great level at Derby and then moved to Chelsea. He did really well with a group of players he was still finding out about.

‘But with Thomas coming in you see the benefit of experience. You see someone who has been around the game for a while, worked with top players.

Brendan Rodgers believes Thomas Tuchel’s experience has benefited Chelsea (Getty)

‘His philosophy is defined and that makes it easier when you go into a club and you have that philosophy you’ve spent 10-plus years defining and working, you go in and give real clarity and real purpose to the team if you know exactly what you want.

‘You’re seeing his experience there in what he’s been able to do with structure. They are doing what top teams do.’

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