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Pen Strike: Dark Cloud Hangs As Lampard Record Worsens

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Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard scratches his head during their clash with Brendan Rodgers side, Leicester.
Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard: The Blues manager is on the verge of losing his job as the PL side continues recording a poor record

Chelsea who has not won a match against the top five sides in the Premier League are said to be looking at ‘experienced options’ to take over from the former player cum manager, Frank Lampard as manager after a poor run of form in the League

Their yesternight defeat in the hands of Brendan Rodgers side Leicester was the fifth loss in eight league matches for the London based club with pressure growing over Lampard with the loss coming barely a month after the loss to Manchester City a match they lost 1-3 at the Stamford Bridge.

Several managers have been linked with Chelsea with Lampard now staring at the axe at Stamford Bridge as Roman Abramovich contemplating the club’s next move after the lifeless display at the King Power Stadium which has disturbed the powerbrokers in west London..

According to football pundits, the Blues are looking at experienced managers to take over the management of the Pride of London side as it remains to be seen whether Lampard will make it through to the next match, which is in the FA Cup against Luton Town this Sunday.

Former Paris Saint Germain coach Thomas Tuchel, who was shown the door recently is in the lists as a favorites to take over from the struggling Chelsea manager. At the same time, Massimiliano Allegri has also been linked to a move to England with the Italian keen on taking a job in the Premier League after learning English over the past two years.

The 2016 Premier League winners, Leicester inflicted a fifth Premier League defeat in eight matches into the veins of Chelsea while going top of the table themselves, a point higher than Manchester United who have a game in hand.

On the other hand, Chelsea are languishing in joint eighth position with Southampton with 29 points but higher on goals and Lampard is coming under serious pressure to yield results admitting that he is worried over what he is seeing from his team at the moment.

“It’s not where we want to be,” said Blues boss Lampard, “I am worried. “From the form we were in to get so quickly in to the form we’re in now, even with the Fulham win (on Saturday) and some other wins in there, we should be better than losing five in eight”.

“It’s a young team. They won’t be feeling nice. I’m not against the lads in the dressing room. They will have learned a lesson.”

He added: “There are players who are not playing as well as they should be, that’s a simple fact, “I’m disappointed with both the goals. We know we can compete with Leicester when we are are playing well.

“But when you go 2-0 down and you are in a difficult period of form it affects the game hugely.

“The players know they were beaten by a better team, a team we are behind and one we want to catch. The general theme of our performance was slow and sluggish.”

All eyes will be on the former captain of the blues to see whether he is going to give results and save his job.

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