Frank Lampard in ‘different position’ but Raheem Sterling plans Chelsea ahead of Real Madrid

Frank Lampard has high hopes for the role Raheem Sterling can play until the end of the season and believes he has the kind of game to make his mark against Real Madrid.

Chelsea’s summer signing hasn’t really blossomed in Chelsea colors and struggled to make an impact in Saturday’s defeat to Wolves. The winger made his first start since returning from injury at Molineux in 2023 due to a hamstring injury.

Despite both his own and Chelsea’s struggles, Sterling has scored seven goals in 29 appearances for the Blues, but worryingly only two since the World Cup break, with the former Manchester City star out until the end of September. struck out four. However, Lampard has a high regard for Sterling.

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The Blues boss has used him as a standard bearer throughout his coaching career and can now rely on the winger to help shape the squad moving forward. Lampard plans to hold more talks with Sterling in the coming weeks.

“I think he’s a fantastic player. He has long been one of the best wingers in the world, sometimes, perhaps in some people’s opinion, the best. I can’t remember how many times I’ve referred. the young wingers when I was here before at Chelsea, Derby and Everton actually. look at Raheem Sterling and see why he’s scoring 20 goals a season plus so I have the highest feeling for him in that regard.

“I’ve spoken to him a bit in the last few days (and) we also need to get the right team structure to create the best for the players and then drive them and of course I’ve only been here. a few days to get the best out of them so I can talk more with Rahim. I just think he’s the best player. Those things are always 50/50 for me. players are themselves, but Raheem has shown what kind of player he is.”

Real Madrid are looking forward to Lampard’s second test as Chelsea manager and he believes this is a time when Sterling can stand up and be counted.

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