Tammy Abraham’s hattrick against Luton Town in the FA Cup seemed to be a breath of Fresh air for former Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard. It seemed like all he had to worry about was Wolves in the next Premier League game and Barnsley in the next FA Cup tie but Lampard had other problems that he wasn’t aware of.
The football community was thrown into a frenzy when Matt Law and Fabrizio Romano reported with solid conviction that Frank Lampard would be facing the sack today. They even went as far as stating that Chelsea had previously been in contact with Thomas Tuchel who without doubt is the most likely replacement for him.
Lampard is sacked after a 3-1 win against Luton Town and a 2-0 loss against Leicester City making him the third Chelsea manager to be sacked after a Premier League game against Leicester City after Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte. Frank Lampard:s Chelsea are currently 9th in the league having garnered the second lowest number of points of any Chelsea team after 19 games since Roman Abrahamovic bought Chelsea in 2003. He is also the manager with the second worst win ratio in Chelsea history, worse than even Roberto Di Matteo. He’s only ahead of Andre Villas Boas in that order.
Chelsea are currently 9th on the table having only beaten West Ham United of the top 11 clubs this season, putting in question Lampard’s boys’ ability to make sense of tough fixtures despite the purchase of players worth over 220 million pounds in one transfer window.
Roman Abrahamovic, Chelsea owner insists his(Lampard) status at the club “remains undiminished”.
He said in a statement: “This was a very difficult decision for the Club, not least because I have an excellent personal relationship with Frank and I have the utmost respect for him’.
“He is a man of great integrity and has the highest of work ethics. However, under current circumstances we believe it is best to change managers.
The news comes as good news to some Chelsea fans, who are fed up of Chelsea’s subpar performances and even better news to fans who had Been part of the Lampardout brigade. Some of them believe that Lampard had it coming as he has shown zero loyalty to his players, absolving himself of responsibility when players perform woefully and even freezing some players out of the team, Marcos Alonso and Fikayo Tomori being veritable examples.
A level of loyalty was expected from Roman considering his performances with the team last season. However, with an examination of how he treated his players, maybe just maybe, Lampard was paid back in his own coin. Maybe not.