July 19, 2024

Lampard claims his reputation shouldn’t be ruined by Chelsea’s problems.

According to Frank Lampard, Chelsea’s dismal run of five straight losses since he took over the struggling club shouldn’t harm his reputation as a manager.

Brentford, a team from west London, defeated Chelsea on Wednesday by a score of 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, adding another humiliating defeat to an already disastrous campaign for Chelsea.

Since taking over for the fired Graham Potter, who had only been recruited in September after Thomas Tuchel’s unexpected firing, Lampard has been unable to stop the rot.

After being fired by the previous owner, Roman Abramovich, in 2021, Lampard is now in control of Chelsea for a second time, but just until the end of the current campaign.

Mauricio Pochettino, the former manager of Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain, is apparently close to becoming Chelsea’s next permanent manager.

Lampard’s dismissal from Everton in January, when the squad was stuck in a relegation battle and the former England player left Goodison Park, already marred his reputation.

Lampard may be harming his future possibilities by aligning himself with the financially troubled Blues, who are in risk of finishing outside the top half of the Premier League for the first time since 1996. Chelsea is currently ranked 11th.

The club’s all-time leading scorer, though, has a different perspective and thinks prospective employers should be aware of the turmoil the team was already in before his comeback.

Lampard stated, “I took the job understanding the risk of what it might be, but I’m really proud to manage here.

“I arrived here (in 2019) during a challenging period, and we experienced significant progress in my first year. It was difficult for me to stay in the league when I moved to Everton. I remained a league player.

“Anyway, people will view you differently. I have no concerns right now.

Under Lampard, Chelsea have fallen to Wolves, Brighton, and Brentford in the Premier League, and they were also eliminated by Real Madrid from the Champions League quarterfinals.

They have failed to score in four of Lampard’s five games as he tries to bring together a diverse bunch of players brought in during co-owner Todd Boehly’s £550 million ($684 million) 11-month spending binge.

“I obviously want to win games. But I can see the issues that are likely preventing us from winning games,” he remarked.

I’ve previously been questioned about belief and how we’re going to alter it. I can’t just tell the guys to “believe” and expect them to start believing right away.

“Those things take time and a little effort, and then perhaps something works out for you. Nothing worked in our favor when Brentford was involved.

 

 

 

 

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