Lampard is falling short at Chelsea
The threat of Roman Abramovich’s axe weighs heavily on the manager’s shoulders, with the Blues languishing in eighth – nine points behind leaders Leicester, and five adrift of the Champions League places.
Lampard has coaxed little improvement despite a huge £230m outlay on glittering new talent last summer, with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz struggling in particular.
fter going top with victory over Leeds on December 5, it has been a worrying slide for Chelsea, who have lost five of their last eight games.
Shipping two at Leicester took Chelsea’s total number of conceded goals in away games under Frank Lampard to 50 in 29.
That’s a staggering 1.7 per game. The improvements that first arrived when Edouard Mendy replaced Kepa have disappeared.
After 18 months at Chelsea what is there that distinguishes Chelsea, and specifically Lampard’s Chelsea, from others? It is hard to say. There are winnable home games against Wolves and Burnley coming up before the end of the month, but they may come too late to save Lampard.