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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has addressed the speculation around his potential sacking at Chelsea after a run of bad results threw his position as manager into renewed doubt.
Lampard admits he’s unsure if Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will be patient with him to build his Chelsea project and insists he must turn things around quickly.
Chelsea have won just one of our last 7 games in all competitions.
Lampard said: “Patience, fine. I don’t think patience is something I can talk about in football, that’s not my prerogative and those decisions are never mine.
“My decision is to wake up every day and try to get that tiny bit of improvement every day within the squad, but understand and have a calm head about the fact that some days football won’t allow you just to cruise through.
“It will give you tough moments, so when I’m saying that we are not a finished article, I think I’m stating pretty much a fact, but what is important is you stay very together – talking about me, staff and players – in tough moments.
“And they are challenging, but when we think about it we had 16 games unbeaten, we’ve lost four games out of six, we won one and drew one out of the others, and that’s a statement of fact.
“Now we have to say, ‘OK, can we get back to the basics that got us 16 games unbeaten?’ and then can we build further on that because that’s our real desire – to get better. I don’t need to deal too much in the words of patience because those things will be out of my hands.”