Frank Lampard is aware that a difficult job awaits him if he remains on the Chelsea bench, and that it will take a long time for the London team to be a competitor for the very top again. This is also one of the worst seasons for Chelsea, given that their ambitions are far from what the table shows.
After the defeat against Arsenal (3:1), Frank Lampard spoke about his team's ambitions and what their goals are. "We can't change things overnight, but we better get there quickly," Lampard said, as quoted by eurosport.com
"All the things to make you a nice team to play against, we did - and a good team can go 3-0 up against you.
I understand if fans think the players are not caring but I don't believe that.
The lads want to do well for this club but they have to understand what that means, every day, and those standards are clear."
Jamie Carragher on Chelsea
It was the legend of Liverpool, Jamie Carragher, that commented on Chelsea's current form.
Many are shocked considering this kind of form Chelsea has been in. Chelsea invested over 500 million euros, brought in the best players, and yet their performances are far from what was expected. "This club is an absolute mess at the moment," he added.
"It is embarrassing for Chelsea - it's like five-a-side football.
To lose six games on the bounce is not acceptable for players of this quality.
Think of how successful Chelsea have been. They have won 19 trophies since Arsenal last won the title.
To see how far they have fallen in the last 12 months is astonishing. It's not acceptable." In the summer, there are likely to be a lot of changes at the club. It is possible that the first target will be a new coach, and Pochettino has been touted as one of the options. Regardless of who comes to the club, he will have a great challenge on his hands.
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