Chelsea assistant coach, Jody Morris lifted the lid on Frank Lampard’s management style.
He said the 41-year-old is more than happy to give his players a bashing after a poor performance.
“We are different personalities, but there have certainly been moments when he’s 100 per cent the bad cop,” said Morris, when asked about his and Lampard’s coaching styles. “Maybe I’m just a bit more of a moody face than he is on the touchline!
“I think there’s elements where things need to be said, and 99 per cent of the time it’s him that says it. You have to take the players individually at times when you have to weigh up how you would treat them and I certainly know the manager does that.
“He has close relationships with some of them. But if he has to give some of them a kick up the backside he has no problem doing it. We are in a man’s game, we’re in a big competition week in week out and you do need to come under the umbrella of being a first-team player now and that you have to perform. And I think they have been (performing) to be honest.”
Embaressing defeats to West Ham United, Everton, Southampton and Bournemouth have raised a lot of concerns among the Blues faithful. Chelsea hold a very poor record of winning just 4 of their 10 league home games this season. They will be looking to improve that record when they take on Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Sunday.