Lampard said that his favorite midfielder is De Braune.
Chelsea will play Manchester City away in this week’s league, and Lampard talked about De Braune at Friday’s press conference.
Lampard said: "As a player, I have always liked De Braune. I liked him very much when he played with us at Chelsea. We were teammates at that time and I like him now as a top midfielder."
"When I think back to his time at Chelsea, we played mainly in the 4-2-3-1 formation. I played a little further back, and Kevin was more fighting for the No.10 position or one of the two wingers."
"So I won’t say that we are competitive, but you can see his strength. Kevin is an excellent player. In the past few years, he has become a top player in Manchester City. He is definitely one of the many threats we have to plan. "
"When he was with us when he was young, our layout on the offensive end might be good. Azar is here, Huerle is here, Mata is here, and I remember that Kevin was really eager to play. "
"I personally don’t know what complicated things happened between him, the club and the head coach, but in retrospect, I respect the fact that he left the club. You can see that desire in his games. He always wants to show his talent. He is getting stronger and stronger. As a player, he has made incredible progress. I like to watch him play football. "
"His goals and assists in midfield are excellent, and his passing range is amazing. If he is not the best midfielder in the league, he must be among the best here. "