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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been advised to sack Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and appoint an experienced manager.
The Blues sit eighth in the Premier League table following their 3-1 loss against Pep Guardiola’s City despite spending over £200million in the summer.
“I didn’t think Frank Lampard was ready for the job when he went from Derby because he had only had one season,” Groves told talkSPORT.
“To be fair, he proved me a bit wrong because he got into the Champions League positions when no pressure was there. He had young players there.
“I think a more experienced manager would get a better tune out of this group. This is an experienced group of Chelsea players. This is a top four squad.
“With one extra player, a physical midfield presence, they could push. He will get a bit of time because he is Frank Lampard but looking at this, they have been all over the place. They are not good defensively.”