Chelsea have lost three of their last four Premier League fixtures, and the Blues slipped to sixth in the Premier League last weekend following the 6-0 thrashing by Manchester City.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is now under huge pressure after a series of poor results in the league. The 6-0 defeat at Manchester City on Sunday marks our worst defeat in Premier League history, and it came after Chelsea were beaten 4-0 by Bournemouth, and the Blues are in danger of losing out on Champions League football next season after dropping to sixth.
Sarri’s job is reportedly unsafe and there have been calls for Chelsea to replace Sarri with Blues legend Frank Lampard who’s currently doing a good job at Derby County.
However, Arsenal legend Paul Merson says it is too early to view Lampard – the current Derby County manager – as a candidate to take over at Chelsea.
Asked whether Lampard could manage his former club, Merson told Sky Sports: “Not yet. It’s a big job.
“They’re not Norwich, they’re not 10 points clear at the top. It’s early. I think he’s doing great, don’t get me wrong. But there’s a long way to go.
“You’re talking one of the top four, five clubs in England. One of the top 20 in the world of football. It’s a bit early for me.”
Lampard is Chelsea’s record goalscorer, and won every club honour during 13 years as a player at Stamford Bridge. The former Chelsea midfielder is highly revered by the fans and many long to see him back at the Bridge.
However, Lampard has however played down reports suggestions he is set to replace Sarri at Chelsea.
Speaking about the reports linking him with the Chelsea job, Lampard said: “It is certainly a club I respect and a manager that I respect so it wouldn’t make me smile or anything different because my job is here.
“I obviously follow Chelsea, have huge respect for them, and I hope to see them, put some form together and turn those results around.”