Frank Lampard on the brink with managers ‘angling for Chelsea job’ as sack talk ramps up

Chelsea: Lampard reveals Werner plans

Frank Lampard is coming under huge pressure at Chelsea and is fighting to save his job after a 2-0 loss to Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night. Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison piled on the misery for the Blues boss as other managers close in on his job.

Frank Lampard is battling to save his job at Chelsea with several managers looking to take over at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have had a disastrous two-month period which has seen them lose five Premier League matches in eight games.

The latest was a miserable display at the King Power Stadium where Leicester extended their lead over them by nine points.

Brendan Rodgers’ men went top of the league after goals from Ndidi and Maddison inflicted a 2-0 defeat on Chelsea.

It has seen talk of Lampard getting the sack ramp up vociferously, with several managers already linked with the post in west London.

And in brutal fashion, some are even angling to take over despite the fact the Englishman is still in charge, according to Goal.

It spells bad news for Lampard, whose hopes of clinging to his job may have already evaporated.

Roman Abramovich has sacked managers for much less during his time in charge at Stamford Bridge, while offing the current boss would also be a lot cheaper than previous coaches.

And after the latest defeat, Lampard has admitted that his future is out of his hands.

He said on Tuesday night: “I can’t control it. I’ve been asked before, I understand it, it’s the expectations of this club.

“It’s a developing team but I can’t get caught up in the reaction. I took this job knowing we would have difficult times.

“We just have to fight. Where everything was rosy in mid-Deecmber, it isn’t so rosy now. I am good at handling pressure.”

Chelsea’s away form is hugely concerning for the club’s top brass with the second-most conceded goals in the Premier League over the past two seasons.

Under Lampard, the Blues have kept just five clean sheets away from home during his stewardship in the league.

And the Englishman lambasted his players after the match, calling them “slow and sluggish”.

He said: “There are players who are not playing as well as they should be, that’s a simple fact.

“I’m disappointed with both the goals. We know we can compete with Leicester when we are are playing well.

“But when you go 2-0 down and you are in a difficult period of form it affects the game hugely.

“The players know they were beaten by a better team, a team we are behind and one we want to catch. The general theme of our performance was slow and sluggish.”

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