Are Chelsea really a club in crisis? Former Blue thinks so

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been put under pressure after a disappointing result in recent weeks. The Blues have only managed a win in the last five league games, thus sending Chelsea from 3rd position just a few weeks ago to 6th at the moment. But the Blues could still fall behind to 8th.

There’s still a long way to go until the end of the season, but titles are usually won and lost around this stage, thus, prompting more pressure on Frank Lampard.

Former Blue Chris Sutton made a bold claim when he recently called Chelsea a crisis club after recent underwhelming results.

“At the moment, they are a crisis club because they are underperforming,” the former Chelsea striker told BBC Radio Five Live. “They are flat and that’s why Frank needs to get a few wins under his belt and extremely quickly because it can, as we know, turn ugly at Chelsea.

“Whether we like it or not, this is a totally different season for Frank. The pressure is on; he has spent the big money. Now the pressure will build.

“I don’t want to go too early on Chelsea and Frank because if they win three on the spin, they will be up into second place and we’ll be saying ‘can they win the title again?’ and that’s the way it is.

“I don’t think Chelsea can win the title. They have to get back to a way of playing where they really find their rhythm.”

My verdict: Chelsea are currently in a slump and not crisis. The table can still turn around swiftly like we’ve seen so many times.

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