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A Hot Winter For Frankie

A Hot Winter For Frankie

Winter yet again seems so hot for the Chelsea boss ,Frank Lampard who is yet to win a single game in six matches for the Blues in all competitions this season after a good run of form in their previous ten games, winning eight matches with two draws.

Lampard who took up his first managerial role in May 2018 at Derby County which lasted for only one season, saw the former English international take them to the play-off final against Aston Villa who won the game at Wembley courtesy of goals from El-Ghazi and John McGinn to secure their place after a three-year exile in the English premier league.

He replaced Maurizio Sarri for the 2019/2020 season a month after the former Napoli boss suffered a humiliating 6-0 throbbing in the hands of Manchester City.

He became the first English manager in over two decades since Graham Rix to lead the London outfit.

Following his appraisal of blending and utilizing young talents in the 2019/2020 season and qualifying for Europe’s elite competition despite transfer ban, an urgent need to strengthen the squad was top priority after the ban was lifted in the coming season.

Related: Lampard Blames Chelsea Players For Defeat To Struggling Arsenal

A summer spending spree which saw Chelsea splash about a whopping two hundred million pounds to acquire the services of RB Leipzig talisman, Timo Werner(for 48 million pounds); Bayern Leverkusen youngster, Kai Havertz(for 72 million pounds); Rennes goal-stopper, Edouard Mendy(for 26 million pounds); Ajax winger, Hakim Ziyech(for 33 million pounds); Ben Chilwell(for 45 million pounds); Nice,Malang Sarr( for Free); PSG and Brazilian legend, Thiago Silva( for Free) is yet to yield  tremendous results with most of the players firing blank.

The former Chelsea and English International who led the blues to fourth position last season with 29 wins, eight draws, and seventeen losses[An average of 53.7%; 14.8%; and 31.5%] in all competitions is currently sitting mild in 6th position with 26points from sixteen games and is definitely seeking for a “better winter” having come under a series of heavy backlash with his team’s performance in recent weeks.

The aftermath of the 3-1 loss to battling Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side at the Emirates and a 1-1 draw at Stamford bridge against super-flying Dean Smith’s Aston Villa side on Monday night begins to beg the question “Does Frank Lampard have what it takes to give Chelsea a silverware”?.

Although sports critics and pundits have all had their say but one thing is crystal clear: Anything below fourth position this season will definitely put his job on the line even with one-year left to spare on his contract but until then “WINTER IS STILL HOT FOR FRANKIE”.

DANIEL OBASI
Onowu of Sports 🎙️
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