Chelsea will give Lampard time to reverse club's sharp decline in form
Chelsea WILL give Frank Lampard time to turn things around after Manchester City defeat left Blues down in eighth with Roman Abramovich preferring to take stock in the summer
- Chelsea are prepared to give Frank Lampard time despite a sharp decline in form
- The Blues have won just one of their last six league matches as pressure mounts
- The team’s strong early-season league form counts in Lampard’s favour though
- The board are also pleased with the team’s Champions League displays this term
- Chelsea are reluctant to make changes given how close they are to the top four
- The club would prefer to reconsider who is at the helm once the season is over
Chelsea will give Frank Lampard time to arrest the club’s alarming slump amid growing pressure on the Blues boss.
The London club have won just one of their previous six Premier League matches, a run that has raised questions over Lampard’s future and seen the team slip to eighth.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has a ruthless reputation with regard to dismissing managers since his arrival at Stamford Bridge in 2003.
Frank Lampard will be given more time by Chelsea despite the team’s significant dip in form
Manchester City were the latest side to beat the Blues after running riot at Stamford Bridge
But the Blues’ powerbrokers are prepared to give Lampard, who is a legend at Chelsea following his outstanding contribution on the pitch, an opportunity to put the team back on track.
There is an acknowledgement of Lampard’s work in leading Chelsea to an excellent start to the season that saw them go 17 games unbeaten, plus the fact that the team breezed through their Champions League group.
Lampard’s impressive first season in charge, during which he led the club to a top-four finish and reached the FA Cup final despite a transfer ban, is also looked upon favourably.
While the club remain within touching distance of the Champions League – they are just three points of fourth-placed Tottenham having played a game more – there is a reluctance to make any decisions mid-season.
However, there is an acceptance within the Chelsea hierarchy that there must be a marked improvement in results between now and the end of the season – particularly after their huge summer spending spree.
The preference is to take stock at the end of the season when they will be able to judge Lampard’s second season in full.
An implosion of the club’s season, however, could hasten any changes at the helm.
Lampard’s future will become precarious if Chelsea’s poor form continues in the coming weeks
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