I can see some irony there, but Frank Lampard isn’t pushing the agenda of the team being called Frank Lampard’s Derby County. Bielsa knows exactly what he’s doing here and has people around his little finger.
This is the first real mental test for Lampard. Bielsa is trolling him and trying to get in his head. He was successful at this before the match last week and you could tell Lampard was rattled during his interviews either side of the match.
The win over Southampton will hopefully have calmed him down and it was good to see him smiling after a match as we’d been on a difficult run of form with tough fixtures and he looked like he was beginning to show signs of struggling through december.
No doubt this thing will rumble on until the football league figure out what they really want to do.