Ross Barkley has said that Frank Lampard is now passing on his supreme goalscoring talent and experience to the current members of the Chelsea midfield.
Lampard was of course one of the greatest goalscoring midfielders of his generation, scoring a club-record tally of 211 goals during his 16-year spell with the Blues, establishing himself as the fourth-highest goalscorer in Premier League history behind Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Andy Cole.
With Lampard having taken up post as the latest Chelsea manager, the 41-year-old is seemingly trying to pass on his goalscoring expertise to the club’s current midfield options, with Ross Barkley telling Sky Sports just how he is helping them to improve.
“The arrival time in the box to get goals,” said the former Everton man, who netted in Wednesday’s 7-1 win over Grimsby.
“You see Mason [Mount] from midfield getting goals, you’ve seen N’Golo [Kante] get a goal against Liverpool. For midfielders it’s really important to get goals and I scored on Wednesday.
“We’re early on into the season but to get shots away early doors for me, Mason, even Kova [Matteo Kovacic] and to continue to work hard on the training pitch if you’re not in the side, to put 100 per cent in and you’ll get your chances and you’ll get into the side.
“I’m enjoying it. I’m working really hard. [I’m] in the England side and getting game time but I’m continuing to work hard with the manager on the training pitch helping each individual through the experiences he had on the pitch as a player. It’s helping us all develop really well.”