Chelsea fell like a pack of cards against Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester as the home side beat them 2 nil in the Premier League at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.
The result means that the Foxes are now Premier League leaders although the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, and Manchester City are yet to play.
Frank Lampard’s men have now lost 4 of their last 5 away games in the Premier League with the 1 being the 1 nil win against newly promoted and relegation-threatened London neighbors Fulham.
Even at that, the win at Craven Cottage was a hard-fought one despite the home side being a man down for most of the game. Before then, Chelsea had beaten Morecambe in the FA Cup and maybe folks would have thought they were gradually returning to winning ways.
However, this is not the case and I can comfortably say that those wins were a fluke going by how their latest game played out away at the King Power. You’re welcome to argue!
Chelsea have been out of sorts for a while now and Lampard seems not to know the solution. The new arrivals in midfield and attack also seem to have been affected by whatever it is that is going on at Stamford Bridge.
We could say that Frank Lampard has been found out and it remains to be seen if he will get the boot or be allowed to continue with this poor performance despite the big-money acquisitions that were made in the summer.
The Blues are as good as out of the title race and are also losing ground in the race for a top-four finish this season. They can’t seem to find the back of the net and have been second best against any decent side recently.
This doesn’t bode well for Chelsea under Frank Lampard as there are no signs of any improvement. Things could even get worse when they welcome an off-form Wolves to Stamford Bridge in the next game.
The question is; Will Lampard survive the boot with the performance against Leicester? We wait to see how it goes!
The Blues sit 8th in the Premier League and could find themselves further down the table if the teams below them manage positive results in their games.
Lampard was impressive with limited resources last season but is now struggling with an abundance of quality resources on paper.
The Englishman has to find a way to remedy the current problem in the team or face Abramovich’s firing wrath. We wait to see how events pan out at Stamford Bridge in the coming days. Regardless, the Blues have to get their acts together and return to winning ways.