Frank Lampard Refuses To Consider Chelsea Talk After 6-0 Defeat

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Derby boss Frank Lampard has played down talk of a return to Chelsea/Photo file: AFP

Frank Lampard has insisted that he isn’t dreaming of returning to Chelsea amid talk that Blues couch, Maurizio Sarri could possibly be sacked following perceived incompetency.

Maurizio Sarri is currently under fire due to a troubled first season at Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, the Italian’s problems peaked up on Sunday when Chelsea suffered their heaviest shame for 28 years in a 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City.

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The humiliating defeat led to Lampard, who is Chelsea’s goal-scorer after 13-year spell at Stamford Bridge, to find his name mentioned as a candidate to replace Sarri if he is axed by Roman Abramovich.

Recall that the former England midfielder helped Chelsea win the Premier League and Champions League with other notable prizes and is regarded as one of the club’s all-time best. Just In his first stint as a manager, Frank Lampard earned plaudits for his work at second tier Derby, who are in contention right now for promotion from the Championship.

Though Frank Lampard showed respect to Sarri while he was speaking at a press confrence on Monday, while making it clear that he is not ready to pick up Chelsea job.

“My job is here. We’re working very hard and my thoughts are on Ipswich Town on Wednesday, and Brighton on Saturday,” Frank Lampard said.

Lampard backed Chelsea to show resilience and respond to the humiliating defeat they encountered at the Etihad Stadium, a setback which leaves their top four hopes in the mud.

Frank Lampard, who had a brief spell at City at the end of his career, admitted he was so shocked to see Chelsea dragging back seat.

“With my Chelsea hat on, 13 years as a player there, you have a feeling for it and it’s not nice, it’s not easy. It doesn’t happen to Chelsea much so when it does it’s a shock,” Frank Lampard noted.

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“But they’re going up against an incredible team and I had some time at Manchester City as well. I have some feelings for them. The work Pep Guardiola and their incredible squad have done is something special. For Chelsea it was a tough day. With all top teams the important thing is you come back strong, no matter what type of defeat. What makes top teams is resilience and Chelsea as a club will have it.”

Chelsea currently hold the sixth position in the Premier League, below Arsenal on goals scored, ahead of what could be a decisive period for Maurizio Sarri before the end of February. Chelsea’s next fix is a trip to Malmo in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie on Thursday.

We may not be wrong to ask, ”which way Chelsea?”

Source: AFP


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