Chelsea legend Zola insists Lampard can still have big role to play

Chelsea legend Ginfranco Zola says manager Andre Villas-Boas can still find room for Frank Lampard in his plans.

Chelsea legend Ginfranco Zola says manager Andre Villas-Boas can still find room for Frank Lampard in his plans.

Zola, voted Chelsea’s greatest-ever player by the supporters, understands AVB wanting to move forward, but insists Lamps can still play a key role.

The Italian, 45, told the Daily Star Sunday: “You can see Chelsea have tried to change their style of play this season.

“For players who have won so much playing the old way, it isn’t easy to change the ways they have become used to.

“That creates a big problem. But I don’t think AVB doesn’t believe that Lampard isn’t a good player – he is their top scorer this season, after all.

“But I’d just imagine he feels that Frank will be more effective if he plays fewer games – so that he is always at his very best.”

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