Lampard urged to learn from Klopp’s ‘heavy metal tactics’

first_imgFrank Lampard has been urged to take lessons from Jugen Klopp’s “heavy metal football tactics” at Liverpool as Chelsea wait on their first competitive win under a new boss.The Blues have taken in three games so far in 2019-20, coming unstuck in two of them.An opening day 4-0 reversal against Manchester United in the Premier League was followed by a UEFA Super Cup penalty shootout defeat to Liverpool. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream A first point of the campaign was collected on home soil against Leicester, but the Stamford Bridge faithful had been hoping for more than a 1-1 draw with the Foxes.Lampard’s regime is still very much a work in progress, with former Blues star Pat Nevin aware that a new system and mindset will require careful management – similar to that adopted at Anfield.He told Chelsea’s official website: “Playing the high tempo game Frank wants and that we are already enjoying is not easy.“It is interesting to see that Jurgen Klopp adapts his heavy metal football tactics when he thinks his players need a little break.“This dilemma of weariness v work rate may not be a concern for a few weeks now, but it will return when the Champions League group stage starts.“Playing on a Tuesday or Wednesday and then returning to face a rested side at the weekend is something that has to be managed.“When too many players are tired the game opens up, the play gets stretched and because of that James Maddison in particular got acres of space in the number 10 position on Sunday, something that should never be allowed.”Christian Pulisic Chelsea Leicester CityLampard is looking to put his own stamp on things in west London, but getting his message across is going to take time and players are still working on building up full match sharpness.Nevin added: “The system itself was bold once more, with [N’Golo] Kante pushing forward from the right of the midfield and Mason Mount playing left midfield but attacking as often as possible.It was the Frank Lampard position of doing a box-to-box shift but most interested in the opposition box.“The same players could easily shift from a 4-3-3, to a 4-2-3-1, to a diamond in midfield.“The biggest problem wasn’t tactical in the end, it was the fact that we had to make some changes after the hour, but to be honest there were just too many tired players out there.“[Olivier] Giroud, Jorginho and [Christian] Pulisic were subbed but I would not have batted an eyelid if it had been Mason, or even N’Golo or Pedro. The latter two both had injuries to contend with to add to the tiredness.“That is the game at the top level, and it is all about finding answers to these sometimes seemingly intractable problems.”Nevin went on to say, with Chelsea next in action against Norwich on Saturday: “It is disappointing to have only one point after two games, so we are now desperate for a win in the next one.“A start of one or two points out of nine would be the last thing Frank wanted. Fortunately there is a willingness to understand the difficulties and there is unlikely to be any real pressure coming from the stands in the short term, which really helps the players. In tough times having the Chelsea fans onside makes a huge difference.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Fred. Olsen offers All Inclusive Drinks on 15 Alluring Norwegian Fjords Cruises

first_imgSeptember 25th, 2018 – Holidaymakers looking to set sail to the scenic Norwegian fjords in 2019 can enjoy a free all-inclusive drinks upgrade on 15 selected itineraries with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines next year, when booked by 31st October 2018 inclusive. Fred. Olsen’s free all-inclusive drinks upgrade offer is available on board all four of its ocean ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – on selected Norwegian fjords sailings between April and August 2019. Durations range from five to nine nights, departing from all five of Fred. Olsen’s convenient UK ports – Southampton, Dover, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth). Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:“Norway is where our four more intimately-sized ocean ships really come into their own, as their smaller stature allows them to navigate right into the depths of the stunning fjords where many of the larger lines simply cannot reach. “This tempting new offer means that guests can sail alongside the sheer cliffs, towering mountains, mighty waterfalls and rolling valleys of the Norwegian fjords next year without the worry of a bar bill to settle at the end of their holiday.” Fred. Olsen has included the following phenomenal Norwegian fjords itineraries in 2019 in this offer: Braemar’s eight-night M1912 ‘Norwegian Fjords & Cities’ cruise, ex Southampton on 18th May 2019. Prices start from £999 per person.Uncover the quaint delights of sleepy towns, world-famous attractions and some of the world’s most breathtakingly beautiful waterways on this eight-night sailing. Get closer to the stunning Kristiansand, with its elegant old town and perfectly-preserved Christiansholm Fortress; Oslo, home to must-visit attractions such as the National Gallery and the iconic Opera House; and enchanting Arendal, where the historic Tyholmen awaits. A visit to picturesque Eidfjord, gateway to Hardangervidda National Park, is sandwiched between unforgettable scenic cruising through the Karmsund Strait; by Maurangerfjord’s cascading Fureberg Waterfall; and along Hardangerfjord and Lysefjord, flanked by dramatic mountains and cliffs.For more details: Visit M1912 ‘Norwegian Fjords & Cities’  Balmoral’s seven-night L1916 ‘The Best of the Fjords in Seven Nights’ cruise, ex Edinburgh (Rosyth) on 25th July 2019. Prices start from £999 per person.This unforgettable week on board Balmoral is packed with spellbinding scenic treasures. From the comfort of the ship, marvel at the dramatic mountains of Lysefjord; experience the spectacular scenery of Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord;see the glorious Seven Sisters Waterfall and the Hornelen sea cliff, and more. The highlights continue ashore with the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and Mount Fløyen in Bergen, climbed via funicular railway; Flåm’s famous Flåmsbana railway; the Briksdal Glacier, within reach of Olden; and the Hellesylt Waterfall, on tour from Hellesylt.For more details: Visit L1916 ‘The Best of the Fjords in Seven Nights’  Boudicca’s nine-night D1920 ‘Scenic Fjords of Norway’ cruise, ex Dover on 28th August 2019.Prices start from £1,299 per person.This nine-night adventure brings the chance to experience some of the most incredible natural beauty that Norway’s enchanting fjordland has to offer. Visit a host of serene fjord villages and stunning cities, complemented by hours of mesmerising scenic cruising. Highlights of this fjordland exploration include Bergen’s beautiful Bryggen Wharf; Hellesylt Waterfall, seen on tour from Hellesylt; Briksdal Glacier, within reach of Olden; the iconic Flåmsbana railway; and Nærøyfjord – one of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites.For full details: Visit D1920 ‘Scenic Fjords of Norway’ All prices shown are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded Interior Room, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, plus port taxes. In 2019/20, Fred. Olsen’s ocean fleet will be visiting no fewer than 219 destinations in 75 countries around the globe, covering 79 areas of scenic cruising. Fred. Olsen is renowned for its itineraries, and is proud to have been crowned ‘Best for Itineraries’ in the prestigious ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2017’ for three years in a row. For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at, or call the Trade Support Team on 01473 746164.last_img read more