Frank Lampard: The Man at the Center of the Storm

Frank Lampard looks on during a match

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has surprisingly defended the form of his Chelsea team
but insists he wasn’t surprised his future would be questioned by many fans and pundits
alike after the fifth loss in eight matches.

The Blues, under former England International, Frank Lampard are nine points adrift at the
summit of the Premier League after another disappointing 2-0 loss in the hands of
Leicester City on Tuesday night, with the Foxes on the summit of the log while his own side
sits eighth.

Brendan Rodgers’ men kicked off pretty well when Nigerian International midfielder
Wilfred Ndidi shut his side into them ahead in the sixth minute of the encounter played at
the King Power Stadium, and DraftKings had previously covered this with interesting odds
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Chelsea coach Frank Lampard

The Blues fell further behind in the 41st minute as England International James Maddison
turned Albrighton’s long ball beyond Edouard Mendy and into the net.

Chelsea thought they have halved the deficit when attacker Timo Werner converted a free-
kick from Hakim Ziyech, but the substitute was found offside.

It was another disappointing night for Frank Lampard as his team remained eighth despite
the club spending over £200m on summer transfer. With their current form, a Premier
League title challenge looks impossible.

Lampard himself told Sky Sports after the match that, his future is not in his hands, as it is
absolutely beyond his control.

Before back-to-back losses to Everton and Wolves, the Blues had been within a few
distances of the top of the Premier League log. Those two defeats have sparked a run of
poor form, something that the manager himself admitted has left him worried.
With Chelsea’s chances of securing a top-four finish appearing unlikely, the loss to Leicester
City has left manager Lampard under immense pressure from both fans and board.

The frustrations of Chelsea fans are growing increasingly stronger because of the fact that
Chelsea spent in excess of £200million on seven summer signings, only for a Premier
League title challenge this term to be impossible.

Frank Lampard Signing Kai Havertz

The likes of Germany attacking midfielder Kai Havertz, who joined from Bundesliga side
Bayern Leverkusen and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, despite signing for the London club
for big-money transfer fees, have extremely struggled to replicate their form in the Premier
League, causing fans to question whether or not Frank Lampard is the right coach to get the
best out of this set of Chelsea players.

But even though Kai Havertz and Timo Werner have come under scrutiny recently, Chelsea
fans blasted Frank Lampard for his inability to bring the best out of a talented attacking-
line.

If the Chelsea boss is to prosper at Stamford Bridge, he must deliver improved
performances and win matches with his expensive players. There’s no escaping the fact
that the Chelsea boss is failing to make the Havertz and Werner acquisitions work, and that
does not help the situation of Lampard. The quick fix is to find a way to get his expensive
signings scoring consistently and the team recording back to back wins.

Roman Abramovich is not a patient owner, Lampard must act fast to save his job.

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