Now 9th in the Premier League, five points off the podium and eleven lengths behind the leader, Chelsea have decided to make their coach Frank Lampard pay for the recent poor results, who despite a significant strengthening of the Blues workforce this summer, does not advocate not really good football.
It was a still uninspired Chelsea who faced Luton Town this Sunday in the 4th round of the FA Cup. And this victory (3-1) obtained by the Blues against an English D2 team has not removed the skepticism surrounding the skills of Frank Lampard to lead the team.
Roman Abramovich has decided and it is now official the dismissal of the coach is effective. The players have even been asked to only make it to training this afternoon, to give time for the management and the former glory of the club’s flagship years to work out the details of their separation. Here is Roman Abramovic’s statement following this decision:
“It was a very difficult decision for the club, not least because I have a great personal relationship with Frank and have the utmost respect for him. He is a man of great integrity and has the highest work ethic. However, under the current circumstances, we believe it is better to change managers. On behalf of all Club members, the Board of Directors and personally, I would like to thank Frank for his work as a coach and wish him every success in the future. He is an important icon of this great club and his status here remains intact. He will always be warmly welcomed at Stamford Bridge.“
Defeated at Everton (1-0), Wolverhampton (2-1), Arsenal (3-1), Manchester City (3-1) and Leicester (2-0), Frank Lampard found himself unable to advocate good results against top-ranked clubs in the Premier League, while Chelsea spent € 200m last summer.
Despite their qualification in the round of 16 in C1, Chelsea should therefore change coaches during the season. And the favorite announced to take over is Thomas Tuchel, who was also dismissed by Paris Saint-Germain barely a month ago. The German would thus find his Parisian captain, the Brazilian Thiago SIlva. It is announced today on the banks of the Thames, according to SkySports.