Tony Cascarino believes Chelsea will treat Frank Lampard no different than they have with their other managers.
If he fails to deliver on his promises, he will get the axe like many others before him in the Roman Abramovich era.
“Frank will be totally aware of the pressure, but that comes with every Chelsea manager,” Cascarino told talkSPORT. “If you become Chelsea manager you know you’re probably the first manager who is going to get sacked.
“Watford fans might tell you different, but generally, Chelsea sack managers that have done far more in terms of winning than Frank. OK, not under the same circumstances as Lampard, but he will be totally aware of it.
“Will he get more time because he’s a legend? No, not now the wiggle room has gone. Look at the CV of the owner and the DNA of how he’s run that football club, you’re not going to get away with it. Him being an ex-Chelsea player and the work he’s done in bringing the youngsters through to the first team, it’ll count for nothing. He will be tested and if Chelsea don’t defend better than they did last year, they are not going to challenge.”