Chelsea made some major first team signings this summer, but as well as the players that arrived at Stamford Bridge, there was also an addition to Frank Lampard’s coaching staff.
Anthony Barry arrived from Wigan, with many describing him as a “defensive coach” who was going to help the team work on set pieces and their overall structure when defending.
A huge improvement has been seen in Chelsea at both defending and attacking set pieces.
Frank Lampard has now praised Barry in a recent interview and highlighted the key impacts Barry has made sing joining Chelsea.
“He’s been a real positive for the group dynamic, and in all senses,” Lampard explained.
“He’s certainly helped on set-pieces, but he’s very diligent, he pays so much attention to ourselves and the opposition in every part of the game, from what we do in the office, to studying opposition and working on the training field.
“It’s very important you have balance within staff, and what Anthony has given us is another person and another level of expertise that I can call upon, and a work ethic that is outstanding,” Lampard concluded.
Frank Lampard has been under fire recently due to bad run of form and will be hoping to turn things around in coming games.
Chelsea faces Fulham next at the weekend and will be hoping to regain form in the Premier League.