Frank Lampard keeps it real, Chelsea-themed mansion, EPL boss enjoys Blues’ woes

Chelsea corner flag (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)
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Chelsea caretaker manager Frank Lampard kept it real recently. We check out a CFC-themed mansion. And an EPL boss thrives on the Blues’ modern woes.

Hello and welcome to The Pride of London’s news roundup following the English Bank Holiday Weekend, and ahead of Chelsea playing Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening. I have accumulated three untreated CFC stories from the media over the past week to detail and analyse. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this new weekly PoL column.

First of all let’s begin with Lampard’s typically honest commentsLampard’s typically honest comments from the Gunners press conference the other day. The interim gaffer can be rather frank, so to speak, on his day. And he is certainly in a uniquely awkward position at Stamford Bridge presently. Sports Bible ponder whether the former England international was ‘having a dig’ at his beloved club on Monday. In reality, Lampard was merely pointing out the difference between time AFC afforded to Mikel Arteta, compared to his own longevity. It is unlikely that Lampard intended to offend any ownership of Chels‘, current or previous.

Verdict on for sale Chelsea-themed mansion, and Jurgen Klopp’s comments

Unfortunately for a Chelsea-mad couple, they cannot sell their Blues-styled home. Legendary Welsh singer Tom Jones was the onetime owner of the £9million pad. But current owners, EuroMillions winners Dave and Angela Dawes, cannot shift the gaff. The swimming pool complete with CFC badge is definitely eye-catching if not to some tastes. Take a look by clicking the above link.

When football clubs suffer, rivals will strike to improve their standing and hopefully aid the decline of the competitor. So it is no surprise for me to learn that Klopp, the Liverpool head coach, has admitted that he’s ‘a little bit happy’ that the west London side are suffering. The German’s full quote on the matter is below.

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"I feel a little bit for Chelsea to be honest, because it’s not going well, I think they’re a top, top team, but on the other side it’s good to see that you cannot just bring top players together and think it works out,’ Klopp said.‘You have to build a team and that’s what the guys there underestimated and gave their coaches a nearly impossible job to do.‘You cannot have two dressing rooms, you cannot train on two pitches, you have to create relationships, you have to create team spirit, and that’s the only reason why I’m a little bit happy about it.‘Chelsea will be fine in the end and they will be incredibly strong next year, but I’m using them just as an example. At the highest level, no, we cannot do it like that. And that’s what we will not do.‘You have to bring in the right players and build a new team. This team wrote a sensational story and now we start a new one, that’s it.’Daily Mail"