Chelsea football club, yesterday sacked their manager, Frank Lampard after 18 months in at the helm of affairs of the club.
Frank Lampard was hired as manager for the club at a time when Chelsea was hit with a transfer ban. The then manager, Maurizio Sarri had parted ways with the club on mutual terms, with star player Eden Hazard leaving for Real Madrid.
Frank Lampard took the team to fourth position despite playing with a huge number of youth players, and handing a huge number of youth team stars debuts, with Mason Mount being one of the key beneficiaries of Lampard’s term as Chelsea boss.
But despite all this, it sure was time for Super Frankie Lampard to go. He had sure served the club well, but after failing to win a game in the premier league in 5 trials, maybe it was time.
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The 250 million summer spending
Why Frank Lampard was praised for over achieving with the youth team last season, this season he was sure to be judged on the success of his summer spending.
The Blues did go on a spending spree, with the club getting almost every player they went after, but the only player they could reap their profits from was Ben Chilwell, with most of them failing to repay the manager’s faith, especially Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.
Failure to win any Big Six team
This Chelsea team that was exciting and feared at the beginning of the season had been anything but exciting when faced against the ‘Top Six’.
The Blues did not win any game against the top six side this season, either settling for a draw or losing outright, with the most painful being the loss to Mikel Arteta’s flailing Arsenal side on Boxing Day and Guardiola’s depleted Manchester City.
Halfway point of the season
With the sack of the manager, many voices have come out to say that Chelsea should have stood with the gaffer, just as he took the club when they were in a precarious situation.
But football as we have come to know it, is a result business. At 19 matches played, the Blues sit on 10th position and face the risk of missing out entirely on European football next season.
Thomas Tuchel has his work cut out for him, but this is the right time for Super Frank Lampard to go.
As Roman Abrahimovich stated, Lampard would always be welcome at Chelsea, but for now, we have to back Thomas Tuchel to succeed.