Frank Lampard He said it would be the next manager’s problem to reverse the fate of Chelsea, who is preparing to step down from his temporary post after Sunday’s game against Newcastle.
The team’s miserable season saw a new low with a 4-1 win. Manchester United It’s the ninth defeat of Lampard’s 11 games at Old Trafford on Thursday.
If the results go against them on the last day, they can go down to 14th place and equal their worst place in the ranking. Premier League age.
They’re already guaranteed to finish with the fewest goals scored by the club in a Premier League campaign, with the lowest score tally in the competition.
Mauricio Pochettino is expected to be appointed as the club’s next permanent manager in the coming days, and his preliminary plan will include rapidly weakening an inflated first-team roster and adapting to a team that has since lost its way. Graham Potter He was dismissed in April.
Chelsea have won just once in almost two months since Potter was signed off with seven months to a five-year contract, and the team’s task of reinventing their form seems to get more daunting with each defeat.
In his short tenure he proved to be a go-to beyond Lampard, and he was asked if the new manager would do the hardest job of any Chelsea boss in the past 20 years.
“It’s a good headline, but I don’t know,” Lampard said. “It remains to be seen, I cannot jump into the future.
“I think it’s a great job because this is the Chelsea job and when I first got the job (in 2019) I took it probably because a lot of senior managers didn’t want it. The truth is.
“I enjoyed the process and enjoyed coming and best wishes to the new manager.
“I don’t know…that’s his problem I guess – is that the title you wanted?”
One One of the barriers during Lampard’s reign was the size of the roster, with 34 first-team players vying for selection after whirlwind transfer activity during its first 12 months under the control of team owner Todd Boehly.
This meant limited playing time for younger members of the team, even for players with high expectations who signed up for large fees.
Carney Chukwuemeka joined for £20m from Aston Villa last summer but struggled for minutes, while Noni Madueke made £29m from PSV Eindhoven and made only 11 appearances.
Both players started the defeat at Old Trafford and played 82 minutes before being substituted, and Lampard said he was happy with the team’s practice of non-registered players.
“I don’t want to get into people,” he said. “I thought Carney (against United) did a really good job coming into the midfield with personality.
“To go with a team to win important games and work with young players we haven’t seen before because normally there is a process and a pre-season.
“We didn’t have that time. I thought Carney did well, I thought Noni did pretty well again, and the upside was that Azpi (Cesar Azpilicueta) was great with his captaincy and attitude.
“How you practice yourself and your attitude is 70 percent of the game.”