Club legend Frank Lampard is the 3rd manager for Chelsea in 3 seasons, but the successor to Maurizio Sarri has methodically countered the transfer ban and has been very successful in this season for the Blues. Although, the brit feels his squad’s favourable outcome is factored in by his peculiar routines before every game, and he’s very superstitious about it.
The former Blues captain, who arrived at Stamford Bridge this year from Derby County, feels the need to perform certain pre-match ‘rituals’ such as walking his pet dog or breaking a sweat in the gym, and is very structured about it, as he feels- “If I don’t do them, then I can feel like, ridiculously, as if it might have an effect on the result.”
Speaking in a recent interview, the 41 year old revealed on his lucky charm activities.
“I walk the dog at certain times and on certain days”- he told reporters. “I take her out in the morning. I go out early before I leave, I take her down to the local coffee shop, get my takeaway coffee, walk around, pick up her poo, put it in the bin, walk her home then go to training.”
“I find walking the dog quite good for clearing the head. I like to go to the gym as well – that’s another one of my superstitions. I have to spend the same amount of time on the bike – 50 minutes – or the amount that I run. Things like that. I’m still sweating now. I’ve just been doing it.” he added.
After his 3 match victory streak, Lampard was awarded the Premier League Manager of the Month award in October and is the only person in Premier League history to win both the Player and Manager of the Month awards with the same club.
Chelsea are currently 2nd in the table after today’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, and will travel to Manchester to take on the Citizens on 23rd November.
The Barclays @PremierLeague Manager of the Month for October!
Congratulations, Frank! 🥇👏 pic.twitter.com/fu1IBFAoTq
— Chelsea FC – #StayHomeSaveLives (@ChelseaFC) November 8, 2019