Following the latest lacklustre display, this time against Manchester City a performance that saw Chelsea put to the sword in the first half, speculation is starting to appear that suggests the Chelsea hierarchy could revert to type.
With Chelsea having had 12 managers in the last 13 years, it is fair to say incumbents of the role, whoever they may be, are rarely given time to build a side.
Appointed ahead of the 2019 / 2020 season, Lampard did well in his first season in charge, clinching a top-four place in the Premier League while also reaching the FA Cup Final.
Spending circa £200 million, in the summer, it looked as if we, as supporters, were in for a treat this season.
After a difficult start, things began to click into place with Lampard’s side going on a 14-game unbeaten run.
But, recently, the wheels have certainly fallen off and Lampard’s side have taken 4 points out of the last 18 available.
In doing so, we have witnessed some poor displays, most notably Arsenal (a) and Manchester City (h), even in the 3-0 home win over West Ham United we could consider the result as being a little fortunate.
But it is not the losing that hurts, it is the lack of fight in the team, there does not appear to be any natural leaders prepared to tell things as they are on the pitch.
This morning, as I expected, the media are carrying stores that Lampard’s position is under serious threat, a typical example being found in The Athletic.
Now there is nothing the Chelsea support would like more to see than Lampard leading us to glory, but since Roman Abramovich took over lock, stock and barrel, time is not something afforded, which leads me perfectly on to ask the question:
Is Frank Lampard's Spell As Chelsea Manager Coming To An End?
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