Frank Lampard sends message to Chelsea owners about Enzo Maresca

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has told the Chelsea owners to stick with new manager Enzo Maresca.

The new Chelsea owners have already worked with five managers at Chelsea, with Enzo Maresca now the sixth.

For Lampard, the Chelsea owners should give the new manager enough time to work.

Asked about Maresca’s appointment and the state of play at Chelsea, Lampard told talkSPORT: “It was good to see a positive end to the season.

“I was there at the back-end of the previous season and I knew it was going to be a tough build and a tough ask because of where the club was at and the distance now to the top clubs.

“And I think there’s still a gap so you need to be patient and give the new manager the chance to do his work, assess the squad, maybe affect the squad and bring players in.

“We’ll see how they go next year but they definitely finished on a positive note which was good to see. We’ll see what happens at the start of the season now.”