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Frank Lampard’s job as Chelsea boss is under threat following Chelsea’s recent struggles that could see the club miss out on Champions League qualification.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been urged to choose the path of common sense and give Lampard at least one more year as Chelsea boss.
“Certainly, a place in the top four is under threat. But does this really surprise us? Lampard is only in his second season as a manager — his first was at Derby County — and was prevented by a transfer embargo from buying anyone last summer,” Daily Mail wrote.
“His team has contained a number of young players who have largely done well for him but whose form was always likely to fluctuate.
“Lampard foresaw these problems in January when he said publicly that he needed to strengthen his squad, particularly up front.
“That didn’t happen and now Chelsea are stuck in a downturn that their own manager saw coming.
“Common sense gives Lampard at least one more season. Common sense says a young, bright manager is given opportunity to plan properly in a way that few of his predecessors were.
“Common sense says Chelsea stick to the mantra they spoke of when they appointed him last summer. Common sense says Chelsea try to change.
“The alternative is a return to old Chelsea, zigzagging like a drunk — banknotes tumbling out of his pockets — from one shallow, late-night party to the next. Looking for real fulfilment but never finding it.”