Chelsea defender David Luiz has claimed that the fans will be patient with new manager Frank Lampard for only half a season, and said it was up to the players to show on the pitch that they are there to win trophies.


​Lampard was hired as the new manager of Chelsea after Maurizio Sarri left for Juventus after only one season, winning the Europa League in the process. With the club under a transfer ban that does not allow them to bring in any new players, Lampard’s task for the season is that bit extra hard.


Luiz believes that fans will certainly be patient with the club legend, but for only half a season, and will expect to be successful in the second half of the campaign.



"I think everyone understands the moment and everyone understands to be patient, but in the end everyone wants to win," centre-back Luiz said, according to Football London. "They are going to be patient in the first six months and then in the last six months [of the season] they want us to win.


"It is going to be like that, we have to think about that and do the best to make them happy. If you don't think like that [about winning trophies], then you can't play for Chelsea. The ambition has to be high. Of course, you have many, many fantastic clubs. They [other clubs] are working with the managers more than three or four years and they have amazing squads. On the pitch it is up to us to have to show our jobs."


It remains to be seen how Chelsea will fare in the new season, with a place in the top four the least that fans can expect in a season that will likely be dominated by players from the academy.