Frank Lampard will lose his job as Chelsea manager if results of performances don’t improve.
Lampard is under pressure following Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat at Leicester City which dropped the Blues to eighth in the Premier League. This is their fifth defeat in eight games.
The Chelsea legend defended his “transitional” team after the defeat at Leicester but admitted his future at the club was out of his control.
Chelsea’s upcoming games against Luton Town in the FA Cup this Sunday, Wolves (January 27), and Burnley (January 31) are crucial for Lampard, before an trip away at Tottenham on February 4.
Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and Thomas Tuchel, who was replaced by Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain last month have been tipped to replace Lampard if he was sacked.
However, the club’s board are aware that other Premier League managers such as Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta and Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have also gone through difficult spells this season and have turned their respective sides’ fortunes around.
Lampard has been working under difficult circumstances with the coronavirus pandemic and a transfer ban which was in place for the first two transfer windows of his tenure.
But he spent more than £200m on players last summer and the club feels there have not been enough signs of progress so far this season.
Lampard has always openly acknowledged the pressure that goes with being Chelsea manager and any final decision on his future will be taken by owner Roman Abramovich.
12 managers have been appointed by Chelsea since Abramovich bought the club 18 years ago.