Frank Lampard is in danger of being sacked.
According to former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley, Roman Abramovich may look to replace the current Chelsea boss if Chelsea doesn’t finish in the top four.
Lampard in his first season made the Blues qualify for the Champions League and FA Cup final using mainly young academy graduates- and Abramovich wants that to happen again.
In the summer transfer window, Lampard signed world class players like Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech to bolster the squad. However, the new players are still in a transition period adapting to English football – and Chelsea has been struggling for form.
“[Lampard’s] got players out of form, he’s got players that are not fully fit, and that’s a problem,” the former Chelsea midfielder told ESPN. “They have gone from looking one of the paciest, quickest sides in the Premier League, to one of the most pedestrian.
“That is a huge issue for him because you may have noticed with this owner Roman Abramovich, he doesn’t suffer inconsistency, bad results, no matter who it is. So let me be clear, Lampard is back on the chopping board currently as we speak.”
Burley added: “It’s turn-up time for Lampard and these players. This cut and thrust period can make and break you.
“I’m not suggesting Abramovich is going to sack him in the next couple of weeks, but there is one thing they need to remember – top four. If they don’t get in the top four, he’s probably done.