It’s been a tough winter period for Chelsea Football Club. Moreover, it’s been an uneasy period for coach Frank Lampard whose side has just slumped off to consecutive poor performances and hasn’t done justice to their quality.
When Chelsea spent millions over bringing in new world-class talents to their squad they definitely didn’t expect this. And with the start they had and the attacking football they were playing lots of people considered them title contenders.
And why won’t you as well? Any opposition team when they see Werner, Pulisic, Ziyech, and Thiago Silva in the lineup will be scared. All of these players have serious talent and that’s just some names.
However very few of the new signings have done justice to their price tag or their quality. Hakim Ziyech has been injured for a long time so he can be excused but the rest of the players haven’t managed to get any impact.
Kai Havertz- the record signing for the club has done absolutely nothing meaningful since his arrival and is a cause for worry. The German international is labeled as a generational talent but hasn’t even managed a Premier League goal at this point in time.
Timo Werner started off promisingly but has become obsolete now. It’s extremely clear that these players are struggling to find confidence. But the Premier League has no mercy at all. It will not stop to catch up with struggling players.
Andriy Shevchenko up for the Chelsea managerial position
There’s been a lot of talk about Chelsea deciding to sack manager Frank Lampard this week. Many critics have written off the former Chelsea legend and have little hope that he can bring any silverware to Stamford Bridge this season.
Additionally, with the humiliation they faced against Manchester City, Lampard doesn’t have much of an argument. Chelsea was completely outplayed by Pep Guardiola’s men as Kevin De Bruyne and company ran riot.
Now talks about yet another Chelsea player returning as a manager is coming up – Andriy Shevchenko. The striker played for the Blues in 2006 and wasn’t very impressive during his stay but is a close friend of Roman Abramovich.
Abramovich is a huge fan of Andriy Shevchenko and has been tracking his progress as a manager. Recently Shevchenko guided the Ukrainian National Team to qualification in the Euro 2020 and has a good track record.
Frank Lampard presented an extremely honest answer in his post-match conference: “I’ll always feel heat. I felt heat when we were on our good run because I know round the corner can be the negative.’ He continued: ‘I’m not going to speak for people above me or the board because I can never do that. Like how I couldn’t answer one month ago if I was going to get a new contract, it’s not my [area], I don’t start that conversation.”
With time running out Frank Lampard needs to find a plan B to secure not only his future but the clubs in this season. They have slipped down to 9th position and are at serious risk of not being able to secure Champions League football next season.
With his job under serious threat, it’s now do or die time for Frank Lampard. Moreover, the players need to step up and show that they back the manager of they don’t want him to be sacked.