Why Frank Lampard needs to be given time

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Former Chelsea boss Glenn Hoddle has leapt to Frank Lampard’s defence as pressure builds on the Chelsea boss.

According to Hoddle, Lampard needs to be given time because Chelsea are a work in progress.

Lampard is under huge pressure after the Blues slipped to a fourth defeat in six games at home to Manchester City on Sunday.

And when asked by the Evening Standard if Lampard should go, Hoddle said: “I am not even going to contemplate the first part of that question. He has to be given time.”

“It is a work in progress at Chelsea. They are falling short against the top teams and they have to find a way mentally to overcome that.

“They look better against the lesser teams but at the moment they look as if they are not quite ready to really win the league.

“They have talent in the squad but it is going to take some time, they are going to go through these rough patches. That is the process of building a side.

“You just hope the owner has that vision as well and understands that.”

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