Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has won the Barclays Manager of the Month award for the first time after guiding the Blues to three wins from three Premier League matches.
The 41-year-old won October’s prize after leading Chelsea to three wins in a perfect month in which they beat Newcastle United and scored four goals in both of their away victories at Southampton and Burnley. He said:
Winning an individual award like this is the perfect time to appreciate the close staff who have worked so hard since pre-season and the players, as they are the ones who go out and perform. I am delighted for everybody.
Out of the Premier League games we played in October, the one away against Burnley was the highlight because of the way we were so dominant in our performance and it is a very tough place to go.
Lampard beat off competition from August and September winner Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), as well as Graham Potter (Brighton & Hove Albion), Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City) and Dean Smith (Aston Villa).