Fans Are Excited For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Vs Frank Lampard Next Season
Frank Lampard was appointed as the new manager of Chelsea on Thursday morning and fans are already looking forward to his clash with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the opening day of the season.
To add to the excitement of the club's all time top scorer returning as the 'gaffer' is the fact that his first competitive match will be the team's Premier League opener against Manchester United.
That means that Lampard will be facing former opponent on the pitch Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and fans are already pumped for it.
Frank Lampard will be up against Ole Gunnar Solskjær in his first competitive game in charge of Chelsea, in a game that's already been dubbed the Battle of Who Can Get Sacked First In Time For a Nice Long Christmas Break.- Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 4, 2019
I can't wait to see this two Legends on the touchline.:boom::fire:- United Baby:flag_ye::beginner:MUFC //:flag_ga::flag_ng: (@Am_evergreen1) July 4, 2019
Man united vs Chelsea
Solskjaer vs Frank Lampard on the opening day of the season
Is this a dream?:joy:#WelcomeHomeFrank#MUFC pic.twitter.com/X6QhdnsZgu
when you realise first PL match is Solskjaer v Lampard pic.twitter.com/oXWe7hlxYA- Sihit (@sigitsanjaya_20) July 4, 2019
Solskjaer vs Lampard on opening day should be fun.- Genius (@GeniusMUFC) July 4, 2019
Both managers are serial winners and have great history with their respective clubs.
Mouthwatering fixture this one! pic.twitter.com/UkU3i4jXHt
I'm now living in a world where club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjær is the manager of Manchester United & club legend Frank Lampard is the manager of Chelsea. https://t.co/X7Otp9zH3J- A D A M :beginner: (@UnitedObsessed) July 4, 2019
United v Chelsea.- Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) July 4, 2019
Solskjaer v Lampard.
How times change. Gotta love this game
Solskjær vs Lampard on the first day of the season is going to be special. Surreal that two club legends we all watched growing up are now the main men at both clubs. Can't wait.- The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) July 4, 2019
Lampard vs Solskjaer on the opening day of the season. :ok_hand: #mufc- United Xtra (@utdxtra) July 4, 2019
So Frank Lampard is officially Chelsea manager.- Tim Harmer (@tdharmer) July 4, 2019
August 11th: Manchester United v Chelsea.
Solskjaer v Lampard.
More sentiment than great grandmas Royal Worcester porcelain dinner plate collection. #Lampard #MUFC
Imagine saying 12 months ago that Chelsea v United would be Solskjaer v Lampard. https://t.co/IWn2GZgbSY- United Religion (@Unitedology) June 16, 2019
Solskjaer's United vs Lampard's Chelsea to open the 2019/20 season. Can. Not. Wait :heart_eyes:!!- Greg Collinson (@GregCollinson) July 4, 2019
The whole thing screams of a Football Manager save and football's been going that way for the last year or so with Steven Gerrard, Thierry Henry, Lee Bowyer and Phil Neville all moving into management for the first time.
Once Lampard moved out of the BT Sports studio and into the role at Derby County it seemed inevitable that he would one day be in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Maurizio Sarri's decision to move back to Italy along with the Blues' transfer ban has speeded up the process after Lampard's one season at Derby, which resulted in a play-off final loss to Aston Villa.
Lampard follows in the footsteps of Jose Mourinho, his successor Avram Grant and Carlo Ancelotti in having his first official game as manager against United.
Will he be victorious over Solskjaer?