Frank Lampard dismissed speak over his future, amid claims his job as Chelsea supervisor is beneath severe risk.
The Blues had been three targets down inside the primary 34 minutes as they had been comfortably overwhelmed 3-1 at residence by Manchester City on Sunday.
Lampard – a Chelsea legend from his taking part in days – is now statistically the worst supervisor of the Roman Abramovich period.
He has managed 1.67 factors per recreation from 55 Premier League video games, dipping under Andre Villas-Boas’ document of 1.70.
The Athletic report Lampard is now at severe threat of being sacked by Chelsea proprietor Abramovich with the membership ‘exploring different plans’.
The report provides tensions are rising between Lampard and Chelsea’s out-of-favour gamers.
Additionally it is understood membership bosses maintain issues over the type of summer season signings Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, who value the Blues a mixed complete of £116million from Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig, respectively.
Havertz has been benched for the previous 4 video games, whereas Werner is on a 12-match purpose drought.
On high of these incomings, Edouard Mendy, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva had been additionally signed as Chelsea splashed out greater than £200m in the summertime.
After a high-quality begin to the season, which included a 17-match unbeaten run, there have been hopes Chelsea might mount a title problem.
Nonetheless, they’re eighth within the Premier League desk and 7 factors behind leaders Liverpool following a run of 4 defeats of their final six league matches.
Requested about his future following the defeat to City, Lampard replied: “I’m not going to talk for individuals above me or the board, it’s not for me to try this.
“It’s what it’s on these phrases, I can solely discuss it as I see it, as a supervisor and a membership.
“Once we had 16 video games unbeaten I nonetheless noticed these flaws in our recreation. Once we’ve misplaced 4 video games I nonetheless see these flaws now.”
Whereas Chelsea spent greater than all of their Premier League rivals within the shut season, Lampard warned his rebuild wants extra time.
Whether or not he will get that point stays to be seen.
He mentioned: “I used to be actual after we beat Leeds (3-1 on December 5) saying that we’re not title contenders, and I’m actual now saying it takes time,” Lampard mentioned.
“Any construct or rebuild takes ache; ache behind the scenes and ache on the pitch sometimes.
“It is a troublesome interval and I perceive the explanation why. At the moment the primary half confirmed me the explanation why and we’ve got to maintain preventing and I’m the primary one who has to maintain preventing.
“I’ll at all times really feel warmth: I felt warmth after we had been on our good run, as a result of I do know that not far away is usually a damaging.
“Perhaps (N’Golo) Kante you possibly can take out, however if you look across the crew, there’s numerous youth, numerous new gamers which might be making an attempt to come back in and settle.”