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Championship
Derby County leading the way with exemplary loan system use
17:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Derby County's place in the Championship play-off final is secure. The Rams' place in the Premier League is one final hurdle away. Despite stumbling at the last, Frank Lampard's side pulled together and overcame the two-goal deficit…

Youth Scout
Has Frank Lampard coached Mason Mount into the Chelsea XI?
15:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

This season’s Championship play-off final will be a battle royale, not just between two massive clubs, it’ll be a showdown between two of the most promising English midfield talents – Jack Grealish and Mason Mount. The younger…

Premier League
2012 Chelsea Champions League winners: Where are they now?
17:00 Monday 29th April 2019

Did time exist when a club other than Real Madrid or Barcelona won the Champions League? If you believe time goes back to 2012, it did. Against all odds, Chelsea pulled off a spectacular heist at the Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich.…

Championship
Leeds United putting automatic promotion at risk with inconsistent form
15:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

That Marcelo Bielsa has stayed at Leeds until the end of the season is commendable given his antecedents. Of course, it has not been without some drama. A spying incident on Frank Lampard's Derby County made the headlines back in January,…

Football
Why great midfielders suddenly make great managers
17:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

Legendary figures chasing managerial seats after retirement isn't a rare sight in football. Despite hanging up their boots, the passion for kicking the round object still stirs in the soul. If they can't kick it in the literal sense,…

Premier League
Why Chelsea's transfer ban is a blessing in disguise for Maurizio Sarri
15:00 Monday 11th March 2019

Chelsea will face a two-window transfer ban and cannot sign a player until the summer of 2020. The London club was “astonished” to see their appeal of getting the ban freezed. Moreover, the summer signings Kepa Arrizabalaga and…

Championship
Promotion pushes at stake as Rams invade Forest
08:00 Monday 25th February 2019

At season's end, two Championship teams will win promotion to the Premier League. Four others will vie to be the third. The money on offer in the top flight is a powerful motivator. With between 12 and 14 games remaining in their seasons,…

Managerial News
Zinedine Zidane, Frank Lampard: Who should Chelsea fans prefer?
15:00 Saturday 23rd February 2019

Talk about two of the most exquisite midfielders ever to play the game. Zinedine Zidane and Frank Lampard both attained legendary status before hanging their boots. Then they slipped under the radar to earn their coaching badges. Today, these…

Premier League
Is Frank Lampard on his way to the Chelsea dugout?
12:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

After a well-decorated playing career in which he won the Premier League, Champions League and several other trophies, Frank Lampard took his first job as a manager last summer. The decision to take over at Derby County and continue the…

Fa Cup
Does Ashley Cole have enough left in the tank to help Frank Lampard?
08:00 Saturday 26th January 2019

The most common advice for new writers is 'write what you know'. Similarly, retired players embarking on managerial careers often draw on their former clubs for players and good counsel. Sir Alex Ferguson loaned academy and fringe players…

Championship
Why Nottingham Forest can’t afford to see Red in East Midlands derby
08:00 Monday 17th December 2018

We’ll witness a fierce clash between two historic rivals when Derby County hosts Nottingham Forest at Pride Park on Monday night.  After 21 Championship matchdays, playoff contenders are emerging from the early season shadows. Two…

Championship
Norwich's reaction to Pulis and Bielsa nipping at their heels? Farke it
12:00 Saturday 1st December 2018

There's a manager hogging the headlines in the Championship and it's not Frank Lampard. The Chelsea legend works wonders with Derby. Fans salivate at the prospect of seeing him across different stadia in the English second tier,…

Championship
Derby County determined to ram way into the Premier League
12:00 Monday 1st October 2018

As Marouane Fellaini connected with Diogo Dalot’s cross to squeeze the ball past Scott Carson for Manchester United's equalizer, every Derby County fan must have feared the worst. Juan Mata's third-minute sucker punch had not…

Premier League
A tale of two Phils - How Jones and Foden epitomise their clubs
10:00 Thursday 27th September 2018

A collective groan rose around Old Trafford Tuesday night when Phil Jones trundled towards the box to take his turn in the League Cup penalty shootout against Derby County. Both teams were perfect to that point. However, perfect isn't a…

World Cup
How Frank Lampard’s disallowed World Cup goal changed football forever
12:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa was remarkable for many reasons. There were the usual surprises football sometimes brings as minnows beat giants, whereas dark horses emerge in a competition and blow everyone away. For starters, Spain…