Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is relishing the prospect of his first Champions League match as a manager when Chelsea face Valencia on Tuesday.
Lampard’s playing career with Chelsea included making over 100 appearances in the Champions League and helping them win the competition in 2011-12.
The Valencia contest follows Saturday’s 5-2 Premier League win at Wolves, which saw Chelsea’s young academy graduates Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham – scorer of a hat-trick – and Mason Mount all register goals.
When Lampard was asked about the victory at Molineux in terms of momentum and the game coming next, he said:
“It’s certainly a good feeling to see the team play the way they did.
“We need more clean sheets, that’s something we continually need to work on.
“But, yeah – the Champions League. It is the top club competition in world football and I’m sure Mason and Tammy and Tomori are all excited for it.
“All the players should be, all players love the Champions League – and I’m looking forward to my debut as a manager.”