Frank Lampard “very proud” of how Chelsea have handled coronavirus crisis

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The Blues have got appreciation for their reaction to the pandemic.

Frank Lampard is happy of Chelsea‘s reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.

While some clubs have been criticised for furloughing personnel at the taxpayers’ expenditure during the suspension of play, Chelsea have made no such move and drew appreciation for making their Centuries Hotel offered to the NHS in the early days of the crisis.

Long prior to the argument over whether Premier League players ought to be taking pay cuts, the first-team squad likewise made a “sizeable” contribution to the club’s structure in late March, assisting to offer assistance to regional health centers and those impacted by the infection.

Chelsea Football Club is signing up with the medical reaction to the coronavirus break out in London with the news the National Health Service (NHS) has actually accepted the Club’s offer to make the Centuries Hotel at Stamford Bridge offered for NHS personnel … https://t.co/eENBcxRXXX

— Chelsea FC– #StayHomeSaveLives (@ChelseaFC) March 18, 2020

“I’m very proud to be the manager of this club with the way Chelsea have handled it,” Lampard stated on Sky Sports.

” They were very fast to react with the aid of the hotel and there’s a lot more work happening with the structure, with link-ups and with contacting fans.

“There are a lot of people at Chelsea who have really stood up.”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock triggered debate previously this month when he singled out Premier League footballers in requiring them to compromise a part of their pay to assist, speaking at a time when strategies were currently being prepared behind the scenes.

“Football players will try and do the right thing,” Lampard stated. “I think they required a long time and the political leaders beat the gun while things were being prepared. It was regrettable that photo got painted.

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— César Azpilicueta (@CesarAzpi) April 8, 2020

” Ever since a lot of players have stood. The situation is not best however, understanding players, that’s been a very excellent response and it’s ongoing and it should not stop. , if there’s a light at the end of this tunnel it’s how we provide back..

“It’s easy said and much harder done but there’s been a lot of gestures that have shown that.”

Like all supervisors, Lampard is attempting to prepare through an extraordinary time in football, with everyone working from home and nobody particular when matches may return.

“It’s challenging,” he stated. “It’s not as difficult as it is for some individuals, we understand what difficult times these are for individuals at the minute. It’s difficult because its unmatched and we do not understand how long it’s going to go on for.

Strong effort from @masonmount_10 in the wall obstacle! pic.twitter.com/lIjEnPk6xs

— Chelsea FC– #StayHomeSaveLives (@ChelseaFC) April 4, 2020

“We’re trying to stay in contact with the players. In football we’re so used to schedules and routine and this is completely different.”

The 41- year-old, in his first season as Chelsea boss, stated he needed to have rely on his players to follow the physical fitness strategies and recommendations offered to them by coaches.

“It’s very hard to absolutely manage that,” he stated. “You can ask to run an hour a day however some have the ability to do some open running and some can’t so there’s a big component of rely on the players.

“We may have a short pre-season coming up so the players need to be ready. But they are professionals so you have to trust that they will want to come back as well as they can.”

Former Chelsea and England goalkeeper Peter Bonetti passed away on Sunday (PA)

Lampard likewise commemorated former Chelsea goalkeeper and England World Cup winner Peter Bonetti, who passed away on Sunday aged 78.

“It’s very, very sad news I think for Chelsea obviously – he was a Chelsea legend – and for football in general because he was an England legend as well,” he stated.

” I have actually got memories of seeing him as a player and likewise fulfilling him and what a gentleman he was.

“He was working in hospitality upstairs when I first came to Chelsea and he was so friendly, he had time for everybody. He was an absolute gentleman and it’s a huge loss for Chelsea and for football.”

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