It is very much now a case of all has been said and done, there is a new chapter at Chelsea Football Club and the door has been firmly closed behind Frank Lampard.
We all have our views and our emotions, but apparently there is one player who could have kept Lampard in a job if he had signed him, rather than the likes of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.
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This is Aston Villa attacking midfielder Jack Grealish, who to be honest would have been wanted by many Chelsea fans.
But former Chelsea player Alan Hudson believes that if Chelsea got Grealish, then he would have made the vital difference and helped Chelsea win the games to keep Lampard in a job.
The 69-year old former Blues hero was speaking to Caught Offside about the situation, and he certainly didn’t mince his words.
“I know Frank, used to know him well until becoming manager, and had I been his adviser I would have told him to buy Jack Grealish,” Hudson said.
“And I mention this because Jack has just learned the ins out outs of top level football, and he’s 25-year-of-age – that’s how long it takes today, not eighteen months.
“Had Frank had signed Jack he’d still be the Chelsea manager. That’s the difference – Jack makes things happen, he knows the game, not like these kids, who are players-in-waiting.”
I’d have taken Grealish in a heartbeat, not sure about you guys!?