Chelsea sack club legend Frank Lampard after 18 months in charge

Chelsea have sacked manager Frank Lampard, with the club ninth in the Premier League table.

The Blues have won just two out of their previous eight league fixtures following the 2-0 defeat to Leicester City last Tuesday.

Lampard, who made over 400 appearances for the club as a player, had been in charge since July 2019.

Operating under a transfer embargo, the 42-year-old game chances to a number of products of the Chelsea youth academy including Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham.

Chelsea finished fourth to qualify for the Champions League and were beaten 2-1 in the FA Cup final by Arsenal in Lampard’s first season in charge.

Expectations were raised during the off-season when the club spent over £200m on seven new players, including Kai Havertz (£75m) and Timo Werner (£50m).

However, Lampard has struggled to mould a team with the new signings leading to Chelsea losing six out of their 19 league games so far this campaign.

Widespread reports in England and Germany suggest former Paris Saint-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel is set to step in to the Stamford Bridge dugout.

Source: onefootball

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