Frank Lampard thanked the Chelsea fans who created the Stamford Bridge banner. Even though few fans are not happy with his job so far and want him out of the managerial position because of Chelsea’s poor recent performances.
‘We Are The Shed’ Chelsea fan group created a banner which was saying “In Frank we trust. Then. Now. Forever” which was displayed on Stamford Bridge for the first time on Sunday against Luton Town in FA Cup fourth-round clash.
Tammy Abraham hat-trick helped the Blues to beat Luton 3-1 and reach the next round pretty comfortably in the end, after a few scary moments in the middle of the second half. Timo Werner who is struggling with goals missed a penalty.
Frank Lampard is in tremendous pressure for the recent awful form of Chelsea in Premier League who are sitting 9th with 29 points in 19 games after spending over £200 million in the summer.
Chelsea have lost 5 in last 8 games and won only two. They only got 7 points in last 8 games after starting the season superbly and they were in the title race.
What Lampard said after the game:
The 42-year-old former England midfielder revealed his gratitude after knowing that fans are behind him, especially when fans aren’t allowed in the ground and they can’t voice their feelings through chants.
Chelsea boss said:
“I knew about the banner maybe a week or two ago, directly from those who put it together, who are obviously massive supporters of this club and I was very appreciative,”
“I don’t know if emotional was the word, but people who know about how I feel about this club will understand, it’s a two-way thing from the first time I came here, maybe 20 years ago nearly.
“So I’m very thankful for that support, and it’s great to see it at the Bridge. I feel it very strongly indeed.
“I know the modern world has moved on with social media. There are eyes all over the world.
“But one thing I know is that when I’m at the Bridge, the fans have shown me huge support as a player, and now as manager here as well. So I appreciate it very much.
“All I want to do is repay that with being successful at the club, and working through a tough moment to bring a long-term success to the club.”
Lampard has to change the result and the performance in a very quick time if he wants to stay for the long term as a Chelsea manager, otherwise, he won’t be there for long as we experienced before Chelsea don’t think twice before sacking a manager if the result on the pitch is poor.
But according to Fabrizio Romano Lampard will get the sack and German coach Thomas Tuchel is the favourite to replace him in coming days.