When bookmakers like Betway calculate the odds posted on their websites, they take into account myriad variables, ranging from the performance history and the injuries of the players to the venue where a match is played, and even the weather.
When there is a major change in a team, Betway has to adjust its odds, no matter if they’re about a friendly match or the English Premier League finals. So, here’s something that will likely change how you place bets on the UEFA Champions League this year: EPL club Chelsea has sacked its head coach just 18 months into his three-year contract. https://www.betway.com.gh/UEFA-Champions-League
A Great Player
Frank Lampard first crossed paths with Chelsea in 2001 when the then-midfielder first put on the Blues’ jersey. In the next couple of years, Lampard became an asset for the team, earning the Premier League Player of the Month in 2002 for the first time at Stamford Bridge, a performance that he repeated several times in the coming years. While with the Blues, Lampard played in more than 400 league games, scoring over 140 goals.
Lampard left Chelsea in 2014 and, after a brief stint with Manchester City, he ended up with the Major League Soccer team New York City FC in 2015. He played close to 30 league games with the MLS club before his contract expired in 2016. Although he was rumored to join several major clubs, he announced his retirement from active duty at the end of the season.
Return to football
Lampard couldn’t stay away from football for a long time. Two years after his retirement, he joined EFL club Derby County as a manager, successfully taking the team to the EFL Championship finals. In the summer of 2019, though, as a managerial post became vacant at Chelsea, he got Derby County’s permission to hold discussions about moving. The two sides shook hands, so by the middle of the summer, Lampard was appointed as the new head coach at Stamford Bridge.
In his first season with the club, Lampard guided Chelsea to 4th place in the Premier League, winning a Premier League Manager of the Month in October 2019 and becoming only the third former player to bag Player of the Month and Manager of the Month at the same team. His 2019-2020 season with the club started strong but after a few losses, the team slipped down to the 9th place in the league. As a result, the club decided to part ways with Lampard on January 25, 2020.
Disappointed but grateful
Frank Lampard expressed his disappointment for not having had the time to take the club “to the next level”. At the same time, he expressed his pride in the academy players that performed so well in the first team, as well as his gratitude for all the support he has received from players and fans over his 18-month tenure.