Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on Thursday said he is relishing a reunion with the London club’s former boss Carlo Ancelotti, now in charge of Everton, ahead of their Premier League meeting on Saturday.

Ancelotti guided Chelsea to the Premier League and FA Cup double in the 2009-10 season with Lampard one of the mainstays of his midfield and the current Blues boss hailed the veteran Italian manager.

β€œI was heavily influenced by him as a player and a man. He’s right at the top of managers I worked with,” Lampard told a news conference. β€œHe’s had huge success at various clubs. He was a great coach, a great man and I look forward to seeing him.”

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