Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been named the Premier League Manager of the Month for October after masterminding wins over Southampton, Newcastle and Burnley.
The Blues have emerged as a major force in English football once again in recent weeks, putting a slow start to the 2019-20 campaign firmly behind them.
Lampard’s men are now fourth in the Premier League after 11 fixtures and boast a six-point lead over fifth-placed rivals Arsenal in the race for the final Champions League spot.
Chelsea have won eight of their last 10 matches across all competitions, with a flawless league run in October key to their recent resurgence.
The 41-year-old head coach finished ahead of August and September winner Jurgen Klopp in the final voting, as well as additional nominees Graham Potter, Brendan Rodgers and Dean Smith.
Jamie Vardy, meanwhile, picked up the Player of the Month prize after scoring four goals in three appearances for Leicester City, including a hat-trick in the Foxes’ record-breaking 9-0 win over Southampton.