'Fantastic': Chelsea reportedly want to sign the player Lampard said was the best he's seen play vs Everton
Frank Lampard recently praised Leicester City’s James Maddison by saying he’s arguably the best player Everton have come up against this season. Chelsea fans may be particularly intrigued in Lampard’s assessment because they reportedly want him.
Maddison, who’s with the England squad at the World Cup in Qatar, is linked with a potential switch to Stamford Bridge.
The 26-year-old is a goalscoring attacking midfielder in the form of his life right now in Leicester colours.
Journalist Ben Jacobs claims that Chelsea are currently eyeing Maddison from a distance as a potential transfer target. Tottenham and Newcastle United are mentioned as potential rival buyers, too.
Frank Lampard praised James Maddison
Everton manager Lampard, who’s a Chelsea legend, raved about Maddison’s quality earlier this month.
He thinks the “fantastic” Leicester playmaker is among the best his Everton side have faced.
Asked if Maddison’s performance was the best against his side, Lampard said: “It’s got to be up there. I can’t think of the top of my head. His use of the ball, the way he moves it, the speed of his thinking, and the quality of his execution is always great with him, isn’t it?
“I thought he was fantastic… Maddison’s on form, isn’t he? He’s in great nick. I told him he was playing fantastically well. He’s a good footballer to watch. Not for me as an opposition manager today, but I enjoy watching him.”
It’s hard not to enjoy watch Maddison when you watch him on a football pitch.
The creative playmaker is a very confident individual that loves to get on the ball and provide a spark in the final third, with his goal output only improving in the past 18 months.
It’s tiring for Chelsea supporters to hear non-stop transfer rumours due to the disappointment in the transfer market in recent years. However, Maddison definitely looks good enough to slot into any of the top teams.