Frank Lampard Needs To Save His Job
Written by MAX FM on January 20, 2021
Frank Lampard has been able to explain Chelsea’s drastic decline but has proven incapable of arresting it.
He may well be a club icon but his Blues side had to at least show clear signs of improvement this season. In order to convince Roman Abramovich that he was the right man to bring success back to Stamford Bridge.
It wasn’t much to ask for a club of this status. Frank gets to work with arguably the world’s best academy and was allowed to spend £220 million ($275m) in the transfer market on exciting talents like Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, and Hakim Ziyech.
Chelsea believe in their behind-the-scenes structures. They know that they have a great academy and their recruitment is more successful than ever.
However, there are now understandable doubts over Lampard. They want to be patient with the manager but the kind of performance they produced. Tuesday night’s 2-0 loss at Leicester City makes that difficult.
Losing to Leicester isn’t humiliation in itself; they are now top of the league after all. But the manner of the defeats to top opposition is a growing cause for concern.
Chelsea haven’t beaten a team in the top six this season. They have drawn 0-0 with Manchester United and Tottenham, and lost to Everton, Leicester, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Chelsea can turn it around but it might be easier with a new manager. Thomas Tuchel, Julian Nagelsmann, Ralph Hassenhuttl, Max Allegri or even Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers are the early contenders. Some are already angling for the hot seat at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard will always be a legend at Chelsea – but he might not be the manager for much longer.