Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard believes he can get best out of Dele Alli at Everton next season

Everton manager Frank Lampard believes he can get the best out of Dele Alli next season.The forward arrived from Tottenham on transfer deadline day in January – the same day Lampard was confirmed as Rafael Benitez’s successor – but has made just 10 substitute appearances for the Premier League club.Lampard alluded to some issues which have contributed to just 264 minutes playing time for the 26-year-old, but arguably, his most valuable spell came as a half-time introduction in the 3-2 win over Crystal Palace which secured their top-flight status.Alli has struggled for a number of seasons to recreate his best...
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Frank Lampard turns attention to building squad after Everton avoid relegation

Everton manager Frank Lampard will immediately turn his attention to making his squad better and more balanced as he knows without that they could find themselves battling relegation again.The Toffees escaped losing their top-flight status for the first time in 71 years with a dramatic 3-2 win over Crystal Palace on Thursday which secured their future after a season of struggles.But despite the wild scenes at the final whistle, Lampard is well aware the reason they were in such a mess was down to poor performances, and he is keen to address that through recruitment and retention.“It has obviously been...

Frank Lampard: Escaping relegation may be my best achievement as manager

Frank Lampard ranked escaping relegation as “possibly at the top” of his managerial career after Everton secured their top-flight status with one match to spare thanks to a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace.The Toffees will play in the top flight for a 69th consecutive campaign – only Arsenal currently have a longer run with their 97th campaign coming up – but it was not easy.Having struggled all season to be in the situation where they were two matches away from potentially losing their long stay in England’s highest division, Lampard’s players made even more hard work of it in their...

Frank Lampard insists Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains focused at Everton

Frank Lampard has said Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains “absolutely focused” on ensuring Everton’s Premier League survival despite links with a summer move. Arsenal and Newcastle are reportedly interested in the England international, who has suffered an injury-plagued season but is fit for the final three matches. Everton are likely to have to sell to raise funds for Lampard this summer even in the event of staying in the Premier League, having recorded huge financial losses over the past three years. But the manager insists Calvert-Lewin had not had his head turned or indicated he wishes to leave.

It’s been a big push: Frank Lampard urges Everton to keep fighting for points

Everton boss Frank Lampard is calling for one last push from his players to help them get over the line and secure Premier League football for next season. Seven points from three games has lifted the Toffees two points clear of the bottom three with three games remaining and victory against Brentford on Sunday would be enough to keep them in the top division if Leeds lose to Brighton.

Watford 0-0 Everton: Frank Lampard says draw is 'point gained'

Everton manager Frank Lampard says his side's 0-0 draw with relegated Watford in the Premier League is "a point gained" rather than two dropped. Watch highlights from all of this week's fixtures on Match of the Day on Wednesday, 11 May at 22:40 BST on BBC One & BBC iPlayer.