In a shocking turn of events, Frank Lampard was sacked by the Chelsea boards yesterday after he failed to get the promising outcome. Chelsea are currently 9th in the Premier League and have lost 5 out of their previous 8 games.
The club owner, Roman Abramovich brought Frank Lampard as the replacement of the outgoing Maurizio Sarri 18 months ago. He had a decent 1st season as his club finished 4th. The club trusted their former midfielder and spent around £220 million in the summer transfer window.
Things were all looking good as they were winning games and were just 2 points of the top. But everything changed at the start of the Christmas season. The new signings were lacking confidence and were not delivering at all resulting in 5 losses since then.
FRANK LAMPARD EXPECTED MORE TIME:
It is actually shocking that the Chelsea board got to a decision so quickly. Frank along with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mikel Arteta were subject to an early sacking. Frank Lampard even had better results as compared to the others. But the prior became the first victim.
However, as we say, “with great power comes great responsibility”, that responsibility was heightened once the money was splashed in the transfer window.
Lampard was unable to generate the spark among “the power”, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, for whom the majority of the money was spent. That being said to be one of the reasons behind the 42-year-old’s sacking.
Frank Lampard left a heartfelt note before leaving the club, but along with it he also mentioned his discontent with the decision that was taken.
“Firstly, I would like to thank the fans for the incredible support that I have received over the last 18 months. I hope they know what that means to me.
I am disappointed not to have had the time this season to take the club forward and bring it to the next level.
Also, I want to thank Mr Abramovich, the board, players, my coaching team and everyone at the club for their hard work and dedication, especially in these unprecedented and challenging times.
I wish the team and the club every success for the future.”Frank Lampard
The Chelsea legend had an exceptional career at Stamford Bridge as a player. He has played over 400 games for the club scoring 211 goals as a midfielder. He has won 3 Premier League titles and a Champions League title in his 13-year career.
His Chelsea managerial stat is also not bad. Out of the 84 matches, he has won 44 of them, with 17 draws and 23 losses.
Former PSG boss, Thomas Tuchel is said to be the potential replacement.