Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is relishing a reunion with the 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.
"I was heavily influenced by him as a player and a man. He's right at the top of managers I worked with," said Lampard, whose Blues can go to the top of the Premier League before Sunday's games if they win at Stamford Bridge.
"He's had huge success at various clubs. He was a great coach, a great man and I look forward to seeing him."
Everton, beaten 4-0 by Lampard's side in their last meeting, made a solid start to the current season and led the table before a dip in form saw them slide to ninth place with 17 points from 11 games, six places and five points behind Chelsea.
"The Premier League is unforgiving. They've had injuries. It doesn't change my thoughts on how to approach playing them," Lampard added.
Meanwhile, online sports team and player contract website spotrac have updated their compilation of Chelsea salaries.
Ben Chilwell remains the top earner at Stamford Bridge, with a deal worth a tidy £9,880,000 a year, or £190,000 a week ($252,000).
Above is a photo gallery of the Chelsea players and their weekly salaries as the 2020/21 gathers pace.
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