Sutton: Lampard Has A Very Difficult Job

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Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton believes that Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has a very difficult job to do this season.

The new Chelsea boss couldn’t make any signings this summer due to the transfer ban placed on the club from signing players for two transfer windows.

Chelsea also lost star player Eden Hazard who joined Real Madrid at the end of last season after seven years as a Chelsea player.

Sutton believes that it’ll be a difficult job for Lampard without Eden Hazard.

“Frank Lampard has one hell of a job on after the club lost their best player,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Night Club.

“Hazard carried them for years but he’s gone and they can’t bring players in.

“It all comes down to what the owner’s expectation is and what Lampard has been told at the start of the season. The fans being behind Lampard will only last for so long.”

Chelsea have had 10 different permanent managers, including two separate spells by Mourinho, in the Abramovich era, and Sutton doesn’t think Abramovich will give him a chance if the Blues ends in 9th position.

“This is the first season under Abramovich that I don’t think anybody gives them a chance of winning the title,” added Sutton.

“The obvious thing is Lampard needs time but this is an owner who hasn’t given his managers time – if Chelsea finish eighth or ninth or 10th, Lampard won’t be there next season.”

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