Former Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell has backed Frank Lampard to deliver for Chelsea.
The Blues boss is under the radar after a string of bad results but Sidwell believes he can turn things around.
He said, “Before a ball was even kicked, a lot of money was spent in the summer getting players in.
“He did ever so well getting top four last year, and top four will be a definite minimum requirement this season, but this season is a very odd and inconsistent one.
“Look at last night with Southampton vs Liverpool… Man City have had a slump in form, and so have other clubs.
“This is a rocky road at the moment for Frank, but he’s got a group of players who we’ve seen the levels they can produce and they need to get back to it.
“He’s learning on the job as a manager, so experience-wise he hasn’t got what a Klopp, a Guardiola, or even a Ralph Hassenhuttl has got.
“He’s got to learn quickly, but saying that he’s got a group of players that can do it. They just need to compete as that’s what’s been missing in the recent games.”