Chelsea forward hailed Frank Lampard’s impact at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has hailed the positive impact of new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard and believes that the Blues are capable of challenging for the trophies.

Lampard, the West London club’s all-time leading goalscorer, replaced Maurizio Sarri since the departure of the Italian spending just one campaign at Stamford Bridge and delivering the Europa League trophy and finish in the third place.

After a 13-year playing career with Chelsea Lampard was appointed as their manager.

His reign as the Blues boss started with a 4-0 loss to their direct Premier League rivals Manchester United before a penalty shoot-out defeat against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup final.

However, Giroud, who opened the scoring against the Merseyside Reds in Instabul reckons Lampard’s man-management is vital to Chelsea enjoying a good campaign.

“He always tries to be very positive,” Giroud told the club’s official website.

“He won’t be too tough with us when we are not doing too well, but he also won’t put us ‘over the moon’ when we are playing well.”

Giroud feels a strong unity between the players and the new coaching staff will also contribute to having success in the nearby future.

“So I have no worries and I think we have a superb mentality. We are all pointing in the same direction, with the same targets and I’m pretty sure we can do good things and challenge for trophies.

“We have good hope to look forward, and winning our first home game of the season would be very important for us.”

While Frenchman started against the Reds, Lampard could opt to recall Tammy Abraham, who started against the Red Devils and came off the bench before missing the last penalty of the shootout.