Jamie Carragher reveals why he won’t criticise Frank Lampard in comparison to former Chelsea bosses

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Frank Lampard has been facing the heat since Chelsea were beaten 3-1 by Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Blues have now dropped to 9th in the Premier League, and things aren’t looking well for the Chelsea team at the moment, after a run of one win in six games.

Lampard now has the worst wins per game ratio in the Roman Abramovich era, but Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has revealed that he won’t be too critical of the Chelsea boss due to his experience level.

“I think people in our position get questioned on Frank. In that we played with him, if this was a different manager we’d be a lot more critical,” Carragher said on Sky Sports Monday Night Football.

“They’re right. And I’d be a lot more critical of managers on that list [former Chelsea managers]. Not because I played with Frank Lampard because I don’t expect Frank Lampard to win the league at Chelsea.

“I don’t expect him to win the Champions League. The other managers who come in with CVs, they’ve got years of experience, they’ve won the big trophies.

“Mourinho comes in, Hiddink, Ancelotti – all these great managers. So I would be more critical of them.

“Frank Lampard has come into a job and I think of players in my generation. I think of myself. I watch Klopp on the line and I think I want to be Klopp, on the sideline, fist-pumping the Kop when Liverpool have won it. Looks amazing.

“Frank wants to be Jose Mourinho, John Terry wants to be Jose Mourinho. I’m sure Thierry Henry looks at Arsene Wenger and thinks I’d love to do that, I could do that.

“What I would say about players of our generation is, and it’s why I took this job and didn’t go into management, I want to be Jurgen Klopp managing Liverpool.

“But I don’t want to go to Mainz for seven years and work my way up.”

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