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According to The Telegraph, Frank Lampard’s position as Chelsea manager will come under increased threat if the Blues fail to finish in the top four this season.
The Blues have won just twice in the Premier League since Christmas Day and have seen our grip on fourth place slip with Tottenham, Sheffield United and Manchester United closing in. Chelsea are now just one point ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham.
The board are reportedly unhappy over Lampard’s management of the team.
The Chelsea hierarchy are surprised Kepa Arrizabalaga was not recalled to the starting line-up for Monday night’s defeat to Manchester United after he was dropped following a series of poor displays.
The board are worried it will be difficult to sell Kepa in the summer if Lampard continues to keep him on the bench.
The Chelsea board are also unimpressed with Lampard’s handling of Olivier Giroud, refusing to play the Frenchman despite Tammy Abraham’s injury and Michy Batshuayi’s poor form.