Chelsea cut new manager shortlist to two amid Frank Lampard pressure ●

Chelsea cut new manager shortlist to two amid Frank Lampard pressure ●

Chelsea are thought to have narrowed their potential new manager shortlist to simply two names if outcomes don’t enhance and under-pressure boss Frank Lampard is sacked.

Chelsea misplaced a fifth sport in eight once they have been comprehensively crushed by Leicester final outing and have slid down the Premier League desk to eighth.

Chelsea have misplaced 5 of their final eight Premier League video games | MICHAEL REGAN/Getty Images

Lampard even stated following that latest defeat that he was ‘worried’ by the alarming run of outcomes, admitting that many of his gamers didn’t even do the naked minimal or fundamentals in phrases of working, sprinting and masking floor in opposition to the Foxes.

The 42-year-old has the lowest factors per sport common of any Chelsea manager in the Roman Abramovich period and the fourth lowest of any in the Premier League period as an entire. He is now broadly favoured amongst bookmakers to be the subsequent boss to get fired.

Lampard successfully obtained a free cross in his debut season as a result of of a switch ban and the sale of Eden Hazard, however the Blues spent over £200m on new gamers forward of the present marketing campaign and, if something, have one way or the other gone backwards.

According to Sky Sports, Lampard has to enhance outcomes ‘immediately’ or he will be toast. What might nonetheless save him is membership officers witnessing the turnarounds that Mikel Arteta and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have achieved with endurance at Arsenal and Manchester United respectively.

Result should enhance ‘instantly’ for Lampard to keep | Marc Atkins/Getty Images

But Chelsea have already been making preparations in case they want to make the change and are stated to have trimmed an inventory of names to simply two: Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann.

Former AC Milan and Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri was additionally a reputation into consideration, but when Lampard goes the chances are high that Chelsea’s subsequent manager will be German.

Tuchel is at present out of work after being dismissed by Paris Saint-Germain final month. He has been closely linked with Chelsea earlier than, though it was just lately claimed by the Daily Telegraph that the membership have been truly warned off him again in 2017 when contemplating changing Antonio Conte as a result of he might probably be troublesome to work with. Conte ultimately stayed for an additional yr.

The downside with Nagelsmann is that he will not go away present membership RB Leipzig earlier than the finish of the season. That would imply having to make non permanent preparations if Lampard is sacked and the man as soon as dubbed ‘Baby Mourinho’ is the new coach Chelsea particularly need.

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