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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is under significant pressure at Stamford Bridge following just one victory in six Premier League games for the Blues.
According to Gabriele Marcotti, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich isn’t prepared to pull the trigger just yet.
He claims that Abramovich will only consider sacking Lampard if Chelsea’s hopes of a top-four finish fade away.
Marcotti said on the Byline Podcast: “Frank Lampard’s job is safe and the board have faith that he can turn it around.
“If top four starts to look unlikely, then a change could be made.”
Meanwhile, Lampard is in defiant mood despite talks of sack.
“I’m not concerned on that point [about the sack],” Lampard said.
“I expected periods of difficulty this year, I said it when we beat Leeds and everyone was championing us to be title contenders – I know that it doesn’t come that easy, I know where we’re at.
“Whether it puts pressure on me is regardless. Because a month ago everyone was asking when I’d sign a new contract, and now people will be saying different things because in quick succession, over a tight, busy period, we’ve lost four games of football.
“So the pressure remains constant in this job and you know in tough moments that will be there. I didn’t get into this job being unaware of that.
“My job is to keep working, my job is to try and lift the players who would have felt that in the first half, they would have felt the differences of City and their receiving of the ball and their individual ability to take the ball in tight areas.
“We’re fighting to try and match those levels and I know it takes time.”