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Terry insists Lampard has made Chelsea more popular

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John Terry believes Frank Lampard’s arrival has made a huge impact on Chelsea’s overall image as a club.

Chelsea are performing beyond everyone’s expectation this season. The young player in the squad seem to be on the same page as their manager and clearly understand what he wants.

A huge share of the credit goes to Frank Lampard. The former Chelsea captain has firmly gripped the Chelsea horns and enjoying a good season as his team sit fourth in the Premier League, three points behind the title defenders.

John Terry, who also captained Chelsea, is delighted to see Chelsea’s improvement under his former teammate. Terry suggested that the 41-year old has done a huge job in raising Chelsea’s overall image.

“Frank has done unbelievably well since he has come in,” Terry told Dubai Eye.

“The whole football club has been lifted now because they know if they’re good enough under Frank and [assistant] Jody [Morris], they’re going to get a chance. It’s excellent. It’s what the fans want to see.

“For so many years, I was really the last one to come through [the Chelsea academy]. Frank will be watching every under-23 game, every under-18 game. The staff will have their fingers on the pulse and making sure, after an under-23 game, they’re in the dressing room telling the boys, ‘You’re not good enough’ or ‘You’re with me in training next day’. The impact that has on the academy is incredible,” John Terry explained.

“Chelsea seem to be loved by a lot of people for the first time since I’ve known it. They are likeable. It’s great to see players get the opportunity.”