Frank Lampard returned to Stamford bridge for the first time in 4years yesterday to take on his former Club, Chelsea in the Caraboa cup.
The Chelsea legend who is now the head coach of English Championship side, Derby County, dumped Manchester United who are being coached by his former Chelsea coach, Jose Mourinho, out of the competition last month to set up a mouth watering clash with the Blues.
Despite losing the encounter by 3-2, the former midfielder was given a standing ovation by both fans as he made way out of the stadium. Even Chelsea players stopped by his side to take pictures with him.
Chelsea defender. Cezar Azpilicueta, who had a brief chat with the legendary midfielder before the match is one player who is still gushing about meeting the former England player as he took yo social media to upload their pictures and also had a thing or two to say.
What he said below:
— César Azpilicueta (@CesarAzpi) November 1, 2018
Premier League Reveals When Fans Will Return To Stadium
The Premier League has said it is optimistic that “we will see fans back in the stadiums next season”. However, the crowds are likely to return “on a phased basis”.
Football will resume on June 17, following a three-month shut down because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Games will be played behind closed doors at venues yet to be decided.
Masters also disclosed that some of the remaining matches in this season’s competition could be played at neutral venues. However, a decision on that will be reached by the end of next week.
English Premier League Set To Resume June 17
The English Premier League (EPL) season is set to resume on June 17, with games between Manchester City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United.
According to reports, the matches are the two games in hand before a complete fixture list would then be played from June 19 to 21.
Recall that on Wednesday, all the 20 clubs in the league vote unanimously to begin contact training.
Germany’s Bundesliga resumed earlier this month and La Liga in Spain hopes to return from June 11.
No matches have been played since Leicester’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa on March 9.
Man Utd Manager, Solskjaer Hopes Ighalo Will Stay With Team
Former Super Eagles forward, Ighalo, was signed from the Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January, but his short-term deal expires at the end of May.
Despite United’s interest in extending Ighalo’s stay, Shanghai is reportedly keen for him to return to China for the start of their season.
“The loan deal went to the end of May now, so obviously he’s supposed to be going back,” Solskjaer said.
“We’re in dialogue and hopefully (he can stay). They’ve been great towards us, his club, and allow him to play for his dream club. It’s been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he started, maybe with a trophy or two. But at the moment nothing’s been agreed yet. Their league is going to start soon so we are just waiting to see.”
Ighalo scored four goals in three starts and made eight appearances in total for United.
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