Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia and the rest of the club’s board are reported to be “really disappointed” with Sunday’s Premier League defeat to Manchester City, which has added the pressure on to manager Frank Lampard.
Having previously recorded a 16-match unbeaten run across all competitions, the Blues have now won just one of their last six league games, losing four.
While Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell have all been big hits thus far, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner – who cost around £120m – have failed to truly make their mark at Stamford Bridge.
And according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano: “Chelsea board always backing Frank in the last weeks – today they’re really disappointed by the performance against Man City #CFC.”
Frank Lampard: “It’s not an easy situation but we have to keep fighting and I’m the first one who has to keep fighting”. [@liam_twomey]
Chelsea board always backing Frank in the last weeks – today they’re really disappointed by the performance against Man City. #CFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 3, 2021
After Sunday’s 3-1 loss to City, Chelsea now sit eighth in the Premier League, albeit only three points from fourth-placed Tottenham.