The end is over, there is no more - Frank Lampard is no longer the coach of Chelsea, it was announced on the official club website! Frank Lampard thus became the jubilee tenth coach who was fired in the era of Roman Abramovich!
One of the two greatest legends of the club from West London paid the price for the terrible form in the Premier League, which knocked Chelsea not only out of the championship race but currently also out of the Eurocup zone.
Lampard's dismissal came less than 24 hours after Chelsea beat Luton in the fourth round of the FA Cup. According to England media, the entire first team was given a day off today, and a notification arrived from the top of the club that no one comes to the training center during the morning and that they are only allowed in the afternoon.
More precisely, until the negotiations with Lampard on the termination are completed. For the rich Russian oligarch, this dismissal means another coach on the payroll - along with Maurizio Sarri - since the former midfielder of Blues has a valid contract until June 2022, with a salary of 4,500,000 euros a year.
Lampard's stay on the Chelsea bench ends only a year and a half after he returned to Stamford Bridge and took over the club from Maurizio Sarri, who at that moment won the Europa League and secured a place in the Champions League.
Lampard's first season at Bridge was revolutionary because, in agreement with Roman Abramovich, he made a great undertaking and gave a great chance to the club children from the academy: Mason Mount, Reece James, Tammy Abraham, Billy Gilmour, Fikayo Tomori, Calum Hudson-Odoi It was at a time when Chelsea was forbidden to register new signings due to cheating with the contracts of young football players.
The moment the ban was lifted, Chelsea was very active in the summer transfer market in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the global economic crisis. Almost 300,000,000 euros were spent on the new signings, aces such as Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva were brought in, but Chelsea lost last season's spark, and Lampard lost his temper in the desire to build an empire.
The impression is even worse because Lampard had almost complete freedom to bring in players of his choice, and director Marina Granovskaia was just working on bringing in those who were on the wish list. Chelsea is currently in the ninth position of the Premier League table with 29 points, ie six defeats from nineteen games and as many as 23 goals conceded, which is the weakest performance among the clubs from the top part of the table.