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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is under huge pressure after three defeats in our last four games, with the latest defeat coming against an out-of-form Arsenal side.
The Blues are currently 7th on the Premier League table and could drop to 8th if Tottenham win later today.
Former Chelsea player Craig Burley has warned Lampard that Chelsea must finish in the top four if he must remain as Chelsea boss.
“[Lampard’s] got players out of form, he’s got players that are not fully fit, and that’s a problem,” Burley told ESPN.
“They have gone from looking one of the paciest, quickest sides in the Premier League, to one of the most pedestrian.
“That is a huge issue for him because you may have noticed with this owner Roman Abramovich, he doesn’t suffer inconsistency, bad results, no matter who it is.
“So let me be clear, Lampard is back on the chopping board currently as we speak. It’s turn-up time for Lampard and these players. This cut and thrust period can make and break you.
“I’m not suggesting Abramovich is going to sack him in the next couple of weeks, but there is one thing they need to remember – top four.
“If they don’t get in the top four, he’s probably done. It’s a big season for him. It looked as if it was going swimmingly and now it looks like they’re sinking a little bit. They seem to have a weight around their feet. He’s going to have to find the reason to put it right.”