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Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola is adamant his former team-mate, Frank Lampard, can turn the situation around at Chelsea despite the club’s miserable run of results over the winter period.
“It’s certainly not ideal, otherwise we wouldn’t be having these conversations,” Zola told talkSPORT.
“There are some issues that need to be addressed, something has to be improved for sure, but I believe Frank has the potential, the ability and he has the squad to make it better, that’s for sure and without question for me.
“The balance needs to be better but this will come; it will come through work and experience, it’s something that doesn’t come in a week or a month.
“The expectations are very high and the demands from the club are to get results and to get trophies.
“I understand exactly the situation Frank is going through. Sometimes it’s about trust and believing a coach can do well, can face the circumstances and get the best out of it – I think that is the point, really.
“There’s still a lot to play this season.”