Frank Lampard is a wanted man at the moment and it seems as though Chelsea could well be able to get him in, with Talksport among those reporting he is on the way.
What could he bring to Chelsea, though? We look…
In terms of playing style, Lampard has shown in his early managerial career he likes to play attacking football – a good start for a Chelsea side that will want to be on top of every game they play.
He often opted for a mix between 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 – the latter often the option he went for away from home, looking for that extra bit of structure in midfield.
He also showed a willingness to go two up top last season, though, and so the likes of Tammy Abraham and Gonzalo Higuain will hope that they are going to feature plenty.
He’s also shown he is willing to play young players and that could be the perfect approach for Chelsea right now.
Derby’s success last season worked around the likes of Mason Mount and Harry Wilson being handed the opportunity to impress.
Indeed, they showed no fear and though it is more of a risk to play young players at the very top level, Chelsea have one of the best youth set-ups around.
With a transfer ban and a backlog of good young players so often sent out on loan, the situation lends itself to some of these younger players being given a chance.
Few managers around can provide them the opportunity to do that and guide them as to what it means to play for Chelsea as Lampard can.
It is a risk, but Chelsea are perhaps at a point where they can afford to take a risk – they are almost forced to be patient.
Give Lampard time, let him work with the kids and bring in his own style, and there is no reason why this cannot work out.