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Frank Lampard’s position as Chelsea manager looks increasingly dangerous with a report claiming that several key players had lost faith in the Blues boss.
Chelsea have lost four of their last six Premier League games, with their struggles continuing with a damaging 3-1 loss to Manchester City on Sunday.
Consequently, the pressure on Lampard is mounting. The manager received strong backing in the summer transfer market, but despite a promising start, things have gone awry.
Chelsea have had no qualms about firing managers in recent years. Despite Lampard being highly respected, the club may have a big decision to make.
According to AthleticLampard’s job is now “under serious threat” following the loss to City.
Also, a ‘mole’ from Chelsea has He also claimed that the club has lined up a high-profile Italian replacement.
Now according to ESPN, Chelsea’s veteran players have vented their frustrations over the Lampard regime.
They claim that they have started to turn against the 42-year-old for two key reasons.
First of all, it is reported that Lampard’s tactics are starting to frustrate them. The Blues operated in their preferred 4-3-3 formation against City, but were unsuccessful.
In fact, Lampard has struggled to find his best team and is also said to be the second bone of contention among gamers.
Central to that struggle is the failure to get the best out of its two expensive German imports. Timo Werner has not found the net for 12 games.
The other, Kai Havertz for £ 70m, has been in and out of the team and has been well below his best.
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Danny Murphy urges Chelsea to support Lampard
Lampard clearly has a lot of work to do if he wants to change the situation.
And the Match of the Day 2 expert Danny Murphy He insists that he deserves time to change things.
“I think it does [know his best eleven] and it’s very rare that they have had the opportunity to play together, “said Murphy.
“I think they will improve. Give it time, don’t do anything silly, I know Chelsea have done it in the past. We have seen with [Mikel] Arteta and Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer], things can get better, just be patient. “
Murphy, however, admits that the Chelsea players disappointed Lampard against City, lamenting them for getting the basics wrong.
“You can always applaud the brilliance, but when you have the highest quality players, you will be picky and see where you can do better,” he said.
“Yes, they were more fatigued, they have rotated the players and they have been fighting, but I did not see Chelsea in that.
“I didn’t see them pushing like on their hot streak.
“They were given too much space. The two middle halves were miles apart. I don’t know if that’s fatigue, but Frank won’t see it and will enjoy it.
“Little details and basics. Frank talked about it in his interview, to be fair. Frank will be disappointed with the basics that didn’t happen in the first half. “
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