Frank Lampard now has the opportunity to win his first trophy as Chelsea manager, after the governing body confirmed provisional dates for the FA Cup’s restart.
Chelsea’s suspended quarter-final tie against Leicester City, which was supposed to take place back in March, is now set to be played in July, according to the FA’s recent statement.
The statement reads: “Following the announcement that the 2019-20 Premier League season will provisionally restart on Wednesday 17 June, the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals will now take place over the weekend of Saturday 27 June and Sunday 28 June.
“The Emirates FA Cup semi-finals will take place across the weekend of Saturday 18 July and Sunday 19 July, with the Emirates FA Cup Final on Saturday 1 August.”
Such news would likely put a smile on Lampard’s face as he could (hopefully) complete his first season in charge with silverware.
The FA Cup is the Blues’ best bet to win a trophy considering the huge points gap to Premier League leaders Liverpool and devastating 3-0 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16 first leg.
It is still quite a long way to go, however, with Chelsea having to win three more matches to win the competition.
Chelsea are due to visit the King Power Stadium to face Leicester for the quarter-final bout, with Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Newcastle United, Norwich City and Sheffield United also aiming for the trophy.