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Why Frank Lampard might not get Champions League medal if Chelsea win competition

Frank Lampard is likely to be overlooked by Chelsea for a Champions League medal this season should they go all the way – despite his crucial impact on their Group Stage progression.

The former England midfielder was in charge of the Blues until January 25 as Thomas Tuchel was brought in as his replacement, but their form in Europe had been better than their recent Premier League outings.

Lampard oversaw a draw against Sevilla and wins over Krasnodar and Rennes twice before he was dismissed, which would be almost a third of their fixtures should they reach the final.

However, as was reported regarding Philippe Coutinho when Liverpool reached the final after he left for Barcelona, the awarding of medals is down to the winning club.

Frank Lampard is likely to be overlooked by Chelsea for a Champions League medal
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Article 11.03 of the 2020/21 Champions League Regulations states: “The winning team is presented with 40 gold medals and the runner-up with 40 silver medals. Additional medals may not be produced.”

On their official website, Chelsea currently have 25 first-team players that are not out on loan, as well as 14 member of the coaching team including Tuchel.

In a show of affection for the club legend, billionaire owner Roman Abramovich made a rare statement following the decision to end his contract early.

He said: “This was a very difficult decision for the club, not least because I have an excellent personal relationship with Frank and I have the utmost respect for him.

Thomas Tuchel oversaw Chelsea’s back-to-back wins over Atletico Madrid
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“He is a man of great integrity and has the highest of work ethics. However, under current circumstances we believe it is best to change managers.

“On behalf of everyone at the club, the board and personally, I would like to thank Frank for his work as Head Coach and wish him every…

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