Frank Lampard could leave Chelsea if the Blues lose to Leicester on Tuesday night, although his counterpart Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to be targeted as his replacement.
Despite spending more than £ 200million this summer, Lampard’s side have so far suffered an inconsistent season. With 18 Premier League games played, Chelsea have won just eight and are currently in seventh place, eight points behind leaders Manchester United.
Their recent form is of particular concern. Before beating Fulham at 10 in their last game, Chelsea had won only once in their previous six Premier League games. Blues owner Roman Abramovich has not been known for his patience in the past, and according to Athletic’s Simon Johnson, loss to Leicester could mark the end of Lampard’s tenure.
Speaking at talkSPORT Sports Bar, Johnson said: “There is already [question marks over his future]”Shortly after, when asked if he could get the bag after the Leicester game, he replied:” Yes. “
Unlike their opponents on Tuesday, the Foxes have been in good shape lately. They have lost only once in their last eight Premier League games and will pass over second-placed Manchester City if they avoid defeat to the Blues.
Rodgers has received significant credit for Leicester’s revival over the past two seasons, but Johnson doesn’t think he’s likely to get the Chelsea job if Lampard is sacked.
“He is definitely appreciated as a coach, and who wouldn’t value him as a coach because of the work he has done at Leicester and Celtic. And he made a good impression when he was in charge of [Chelsea] youth and reserve team, ”he said.
“But there are a lot of things Brendan has said and done over the years that haven’t gone too well with the hierarchy. I think if Chelsea are going to appoint another manager, they might look elsewhere. ”