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Chelsea legends Essien, Drogba welcome Lampard appointment

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is delighted seeing former teammate Frank Lampard take the manager's job.

Lampard, who won three Premier League titles and one Champions League alongside Drogba at Chelsea, was finally unveiled as Maurizio Sarri's successor by the London club on Thursday morning, joining from Derby on a three-year contract.

Writing on Instagram, Drogba said: "Good luck, proud to see you coming back home @franklampard".

That sentiment was echoed by Michael Essien, another member of the 2011-12 Champions League-winning squad.

He wrote: "Proud to see you coming back home @franklampard, Good luck and all the best @chelseafc .Come On Blues".

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