Lampard new role at Chelsea impresses Hasselbank

first_img He told the Daily Mail: “You have to be impressed and very much so. “Look at the way they are playing. Look at who they are playing. He is not afraid to put the youngsters in. “He tries to give youngsters a chance if they are good enough. It hasn’t been bad for the team the level of football hasn’t gone down. When they are fluent, they are really fluent.Advertisement Loading… They are looking like scoring all the time. They create a lot of chances. “Frank has done amazing, exceptionally well and it is exciting times at Chelsea at the moment if they can keep this squad and add to it, they will be a force for years to come. “Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is injured… it’s a lot of good youngsters. Read Also:Barkley vows to show Lampard he learned from ‘mistakes’ “If they can keep them together at Chelsea, Chelsea will be a force in years to come.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbank has revealed how impressed he has been with former teammate, Frank Lampard’s start to life as Chelsea manager. Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Incredibly Looking Albino AnimalsA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhat Are The Chances Of An Apocalypse Happening This Century?10 Big Movie Stars Who Got Famous Thanks To Soap OperasNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The Worldlast_img read more

England won’t win Ashes against Australia without Ben Stokes, says Chappell

first_imgFORMER Australia captain Ian Chappell is not confident that England will have a shot in the upcoming Ashes series without Ben Stokes.Stokes was arrested on Monday (September 25) after he was caught on video involved in a violent brawl, with footage showing him appearing to throw up to 15 punches in an incident that left him with a broken finger.The 26-year-old was detained overnight and released, proceeding to be named in England’s squad for this winter’s Ashes series.However, he has since been suspended until further notice along with Alex Hales, who was present with him, putting the duo’s involvement in the high-pressure Test series at risk.Chappell believes England will need Stokes if they have any hopes of retaining the Ashes.“With Ben Stokes in the team, England have a realistic chance of retaining the Ashes,” he wrote for Cricinfo. “If he is missing through suspension following his late-night altercation in Bristol, then there’s more chance of the Brexit decision being reversed than of England clinging to the urn.”“That’s the dilemma facing the England hierarchy. If Stokes is convicted, they will have little choice but to seal his fate. The ECB will then be taking a decision it knows will almost certainly sentence the team to defeat.“Nevertheless Stokes is innocent until proved guilty, so let’s proceed with a breakdown of the two teams on the basis that he’ll be in Australia, receiving endless taunts both on and off the field.”Chappell adds that it is not only Stokes’ ability that will be missed but his character and ability to make a difference when it matters.“It’s not only Stokes’ skill with bat, ball and in the field that makes a difference to England but also his competitive aura,” Chappell added. “His match-winning capabilities drag his team-mates along with him, and because he’s not overawed by an opponent, it helps to boost any England player who feels overmatched in Australia.”“He is a serious difference-maker.”With the interest in Test cricket gradually declining over the years, the 74-year-old also issued a warning that the highly-anticipated Ashes series could be affected by the absence of the England all-rounder.“The upcoming Ashes series has the potential to be just what Test cricket desperately needs: a highly competitive and hard-fought contest,” he explained.“However, it will be severely diminished if Stokes is absent, meaning that Australia could virtually wrap up the series before a ball is even bowled, following a blow delivered by one of their fiercest opponents.”last_img read more