Lampard - Something has to change at Chelsea
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has admitted something has to change at the club after their latest defeat at Leicester, but he has questioned whether sacking boss Jose Mourinho is the answer.
Chelsea slumped to their ninth Premier League defeat of the season as they were beaten 2-1 by Leicester, with the Blues great accepting the crisis at his former club is now reaching breaking point.
After watching Mourinho's outspoken post match interview as he lashed out at his players, Lampard offered these views to Sky Sports.
“He is very angry. You can applaud his honest. I think he is not sure where to go with it. He doesn’t see a way out," stated Lampard.
“He has tried to be strong with them. He is not happy with them and he has asked whether they were over performing last season or they are just bad players.
“They are good players, but far too many are under performing. A bad year for Chelsea is top six, but to be where they are in the relegation zone…something has to change."
Lampard is unsure whether Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich sacking Mourinho now will resolve their woes, as he suggested sticking with their title winning boss may be the best option for the rest of this season.
“That is one man’s decision, Roman Abramovich," he added. "We have been here before with Chelsea where managers change mid-way through the season.
“I don’t know how many times you can do that, even though we had some good results doing that before, but we had a different set of players at that point.
“What they set out when they brought back Jose Mourinho was a long plan. What can they get out of getting rid of him now?
“They are not going to make the top four or the top six, they are not going to get relegation. Why make a rash change now? Maybe wait to see where we are at the end of the season."
NEXT PREMIER LEAGUE MANAGER TO BE SACKED
Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) Evens
Louis van Gaal (Man Utd) 7/4
Remi Garde (Aston Villa) 12/1
Steve McClaren (Newcastle) 14/1