Frank Lampard admits his future is “out of his management” as strain grows on his place as Chelsea supervisor following Tuesday evening’s defeat to Leicester Metropolis.
Chelsea deserved to beat Leicester 2-0:, a consequence that noticed the Blues lose floor within the race for European qualification whereas Brendan Rodgers ’staff went to the highest.
One in every of Leicester’s prime scorers, James Maddison spoke of a selected Chelsea weak spot that his facet have focused, in what has been a fifth defeat in eight league video games for Lampard’s facet.
Speculations are rising as as to if proprietor Roman Abramovich additionally believes the previous Derby supervisor is the suitable man to guide his dearly assembled staff.
“I can’t management it,” Lampard mentioned at his post-match press convention. “I have been requested for the previous few weeks. I perceive that and it is the membership’s expectation whether or not it is proper or flawed.
“I took the job figuring out that there might be tough instances as a result of it isn’t a membership able to compete. We’ve a ban, we have now younger gamers, we have now new gamers who we will see who’re getting in form and being put in on this staff.
“On the minute we have now to battle.”
Lampard has this season blamed Chelsea’s defeat on his gamers, saying solely they will take accountability for his or her particular person performances.
“There are gamers who don’t play properly as they need to. I used to be a gamer and I’m the one one who can take care of this:.
“The general theme of our execution has been gradual, gradual with an absence of need to run and that may include a insecurity. We’ve been overwhelmed by the perfect staff.”
Lampard gamers, he mentioned, are nonetheless on observe to develop.
“When you take a look at the composition of the staff, you possibly can see that there are younger gamers or those that had been in a distinct league or on mortgage or within the Championship in a single or two seasons,” he mentioned.
“You ask a variety of them to develop into John Terry in a single day. It does not occur that approach.”
Chelsea will take a break after welcoming Luton City to Stamford Bridge in an FA conflict however will face Wolves subsequent week as the truth of no European soccer subsequent season might come up.
Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers, who reduce his teaching enamel at Chelsea below Jose Mourinho, mentioned his facet needed to run to win the evening.
“Chelsea was an incredible membership for me once I was youth coach for them. I’ve a variety of respect for them. They’re a proficient staff and we needed to play properly to win.”
Rodgers added: “We performed in opposition to a Chelsea staff that could be very proficient and that has distinctive gamers however we had been excellent and we ran our socks with out the ball, which is what it’s a must to do in these video games.
“I used to be actually proud of how we closed out the sport. I felt within the second half that our defensive block was so much larger than within the first, however we nonetheless carried a menace.”
Leicester journey to Brentford within the 4th spherical of the FA earlier than dealing with Carlo Ancelotti’s facet to current the title credentials.