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Frank Lampard’s position as Chelsea manager is said to be in jeopardy, following his disappointing 3-1 loss to Manchester City on Sunday night.
City scored three first-half goals at Stamford Bridge to put the game past their opponents with Callum Hudson-Odoi grabbing for consolation in the closing seconds. The loss was Chelsea’s fourth in six Premier League games and puts them seven points behind leaders Liverpool, who are also one game short.
Despite spending more than £ 200 million in the summer, the Blues have looked poor in recent weeks and the form of big money arrivals Kai Havertz and Timo Werner is of particular concern. According to the Athletic, this is one of several reasons why Lampard is in danger of being fired.
There are also mounting tensions between the coach and several Chelsea players who have been deprived of first-team football so far this season.
The most notable bone of contention is the recent bad form of the Blues. The loss to City means that Chelsea have accumulated fewer points after 17 Premier League games this season than last season. Unsurprisingly, the board finds this unacceptable, considering their considerable summer spending.
However, as 90min reported earlier this week, there’s a good chance the Blues will stick with Lampard until the end of the period at least. He only has 18 months left to execute his current contract and the club always planned to have discussions about his long-term future at the end of the current season.
Their chances of lasting into the summer have also been bolstered by Mauricio Pochettino’s recent decision to take over at Paris-Saint Germain. The former Tottenham boss is admired by Chelsea decision makers, but is now unavailable.
Convincing a manager to take over mid-season could prove tricky, although the man Pochettino replaced, Thomas Tuchel, is on the market.