Frank Lampard insists Chelsea's fans did not make life difficult for departing manager Rafa Benitez.

Lampard does not think the club's supporters have made life difficult for the boss.

"He was the manager of a rival tam and things were said - so there's that element to it. And I'm not one to take away the right of a man to feel how he feels. They are human beings, the fans," he told The Sun.

"I hear people from the outside say Chelsea fans made it difficult - I don't think they have."