Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has been see the value of Frank Lampard to the Chelsea machine, according to a report in The Sun.
“Kaka has different qualities to Lampard but Lampard works very well for the team,” said Ancelotti. “Lampard can play all the positions in midfield, he scores goals and moves very well without the ball.”
“They have different qualities but are the same important player for the team. It would be more difficult to play him in front of the defence because we want to use him in an offensive position.”
Ancelotti then discussed his decision to implement a diamond shaped formation, saying, “This is the system we want to keep all season. It is a good system for all the players and it gives us the possibility to take control of the play.”
"It works very well with an attacking midfielder between midfield and defence. It also worked very well for the right-back and left-back, they pushed forward a lot."
Owen Watson, Goal.com