Frank Lampard will be judged as a Chelsea manager this year, Carlton Cole has said.
Cole recently revealed that the summer of big spending has ramped up pressure on the Blues boss.
According to him, Lampard has been a very good morale-boosting manager for his boys and now is the time to crown his efforts with trophies.
He added that he is hoping this season will be good one for Chelsea and the legendary player.
His words, “Lamps is a very good morale-boosting manager for his teams.
“I think he has a good support network around him obviously with Jody Morris, and his mate Joe Edwards as well. That will be important this year as he has had money to spend.
“This will be the year that he is judged. I know Frank said there was a lot of pressure on him last season, but there will be more now because he has spent money now which puts him in with all of the Premier League big boys in terms of managers who have invested in the team. I hope it goes well for him.”