When Frank Lampard was appointed Chelsea manager in 2019, I felt a mixture of apprehension and excitement. Frank Lampard is, quite conclusively, without contest, my favorite association football player of all time. He’s the reason I became a Chelsea fan. By British standards, I was kind of a latecomer to soccer. I became suddenly obsessed with it at the age of 12, with most of my buddies having been passionate about the sport for years. One time, sat in the lounge of my grandparents’ house, I watched Lampard score a stunning long-range effort in a game we were watching on…

Michael J. Vowles

Freelance writer, occasional traveler, full-time ice cream taster. I run a blog at https://tumbleweedwrites.com where I ramble with enthusiasm.

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