“His ideas of football were different to mine” – Former Chelsea man on Frank Lampard

Chelsea are enjoying a very good spell under Frank Lampard, with the Blues looking to get six victories in a row this week as they travel to Holland to face Ajax in the Champions League.

Frank Lampard’s style of football is starting to shine through at times and even though there is a long way to go, the signs are there of something big being built at the club.

Something that David Luiz could have been a part of. But the former Chelsea man decided to jump ship on transfer deadline day after ‘honest conversations’ with Lampard.

It’s pretty clear to most that Lampard could not guarantee the ageing and error-prone defender regular game time at Chelsea this season due to having some top young talents coming through, and as a result, Luiz went to their London rivals Arsenal.

But Luiz has a different view, believing that he could not buy into Lampard’s ‘ideas of football’, which is a very odd excuse. The two played successfully alongside each other for a number of years at Stamford Bridge and built up a good rapport.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Luiz said:

“Me and Lampard, we had honest conversations. Man to man, me and him. His ideas of football were different to mine.

“We just agreed: ‘OK, we move on’. In an honest way, in a mature way.

“We played together, we won together. We won the Champions League, the Europa League, everything together.

“It was done in a mature way.”

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