- A number of Chelsea stars have not wasted time to bid Frank Lampard farewell following his sacking as manager
- Key among the players include those Lampard signed in the summer and youngsters he managed to bring through the ranks
- Many of the stars exuded pride for getting the rare chance to be managed by the Englishman who they described as a legend
- Lampard, who spent just 18 months at the helm is expected to be replaced with immediate former PSG boss Thomas Tuchel as Blues boss
A number of Chelsea first-team players have taken time to send Frank Lampard a message of goodwill after his sacking.
Lampard's time as manager at Stamford Bridge came to an end earlier on Monday, January 25, barely 18 months after he was appointed to the role.
A poor run of results especially in the Premier League where the side lost five of their eight matches left the club's hierarchy with no option but to show the legendary midfielder the door.
The disappointing streak saw the west London outfit slip down from top spot to ninth on the standings after just two wins in nine fixtures.
Chelsea's recent struggles notwithstanding, Lampard's tenure was characterised by a number of highs, having led the club to a top four finish in his maiden season.
He also guided the Blues to the FA Cup finals during the 2019/20 campaign but lost the title to rivals Arsenal.
Despite having to rely on a relatively young squad in his early days at the club, the Englishman did manage to sign a number of players in the summer, with both sets of teams clearly disappointed with his departure.
A number of them led by Thiago Silva took to their social media platforms to bid Lampard farewell even as they thanked him for affording them the opportunity to Don the blue shirt.
Here are some of the reactions of first-team players below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that out of favour Chelsea star Danny Drinkwater has stated that he did not rejoice when the club announced the sacking of Frank Lampard.
Drinkwater joined the Blues from Leicester City in 2016 and has failed to live up to the billing after completing a £35million move.
The England midfielder made 22 appearances under Antonio Conte has had loan spells at Burnley and Aston Villa before joining Turkish side Kasimpasa.