Frank Lampard happy to be Chelsea ‘bad cop’, says Jody Morris | Football News

“We are different personalities, but there have certainly been moments when he’s 100 per cent the bad cop,”

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Last Updated: 03/01/20 11:02pm

Jody Morris (R) says Frank Lampard is focusing on more than just results at Chelsea

Jody Morris insists Frank Lampard is perfectly prepared to play the “bad cop” role as Chelsea boss.

Assistant coach Morris hailed manager Lampard’s drive to improve individual players and his will to win at Chelsea – maintaining that the ex-England midfielder is happy to lay down the Stamford Bridge law.

Lampard is enduring his first tricky spell as Chelsea boss, with the Blues struggling for form and fluency at home.

Chelsea will bid to shake off consecutive home losses when hosting Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Sunday, with Morris confident the Blues can quickly hit back to top form.

Lampard is happy to lay down the law at Stamford Bridge

“We are different personalities, but there have certainly been moments when he’s 100 per cent the bad cop,” said Morris, when quizzed on his and Lampard’s coaching dynamic.

“Maybe I’m just a bit more of a moody face than he is on the touchline!

“I think there’s elements where things need to be said, and 99 per cent of the time it’s him that says it.

“You have to take the players individually at times when you have to weigh up how you would treat them and I certainly know the manager does that.