Chelsea’s 6-0 mauling at the hands of Manchester City day before yesterday has left Maurizio Sarri’s career hanging by a thread.
Many experts and bookies are expecting the trigger happy owner of Chelsea, Roman Abramovich to bring down the curtains on Sarri’s tenure as Chelsea manager sooner rather than later.
Of the many names which has popped up to replace the Italian, one has been of Chelsea’s former player and club legend Frank Lampard. However, the Englishman has ruled himself out of the running currently and wants to see Chelsea turn things around under Sarri.
“With my Chelsea hat on, you have a feeling for it and it’s not nice,” the former England international told the media on Monday.
“It doesn’t happen to Chelsea much, so when it does, it’s a shock. But let’s not forget they were up against a great Manchester City team – and I also had some good times there as a player.
“Bookmakers are not always right for starters, so I wouldn’t get excited about that. Chelsea are certainly a club I respect and have a manager I respect. My job is here [at Derby] and I’m working very hard.
“All my thoughts are on Ipswich Town away on Wednesday – I hope to see Chelsea put some form together and turn their results around.”