Frank Lampard has been enjoying the first week as the head coach, as the suggestive smiles upon the faces of the players shows he has already bonded with them.
There is still a question of how he would utilize the players that he has to full effect come the start of the new season.
The midfield is an important position for the team and Lampard had earlier revealed that he would be deploying star player N’Golo Kante in a deeper role earlier in the week.
Another player who could follow this path is England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The 22-year-old was a force to be reckoned with last season, winning his place ahead of Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley.
Lampard hinted on the position that he feels would suit the midfielder while writing an opinion for the BBC just before the World Cup in Russia.
According to Lampard, Loftus-Cheek would excel in a deeper role in the midfield due to his ability to receive the ball from deep and excellent ball control.
“Ruben is often used as an advanced midfielder, but he is neat and tidy enough on the ball to play as a link-man deeper in midfield,” the Chelsea hero wrote.
Lampard believes the player could excel as the link-up player between the midfield and the attack. Lampard could have been suggesting a similar role to what he played at the club during his time.
Loftus-Cheek has shown that he is willing to adapt his game and next season could be a huge one for the midfielder currently recovering from a long-term injury.