Chelsea went down 2-0 at the hands of Leicester City in the EPL in Tuesday and with that loss, the Blues have now picked up just one win in their last five Premier League matches. And that win came against a struggling 10-man Fulham side.
After the defeat, many publications in England have been claiming that the Blues management are not to happy with how things are going at the club and they have now issued a final warning to Frank Lampard – perform or perish.
A string of managers are being constantly linked with the Chelsea managerial job but according to Jamie Redknapp, it’s the club’s management who are actually to blame for the shortcomings this season in the EPL.
Jamie Redknapp told on Sky Sports, as reported by TEAMtalk: “You bring in lots of new players, it’s like you’re a kid in a candy shop, you’ve got all the players but who do you pick and where do you play them?
“Players that come in from another country, you’re hoping they’re going to hit the ground running. [Kai] Havertz and [Timo] Werner just haven’t. They were two star signings, they’ve struggled.
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“There are one or two things that I look at and this will upset Frank more than anything because he was as hard-working a player as I’ve ever seen.
“But one or two of them are a little bit soft. You never want to be labelled a soft team, one that doesn’t run enough, that doesn’t work hard, win individual battles.
“That can boil down to confidence, but I look at that team right now and there are one or two of them that are just doing enough and they can’t just do enough playing for Chelsea.”
Chelsea have spent a lot of money in the transfer market this season but we can’t help but agree with Jamie Redknapp that there was no clear transfer policy in place during the summer.
Just cause they had money to spare, the EPL side went ahead and bought every major footballer who was available in the transfer market. And now all these so-called star players are struggling to adapt to life in England.
In the end, it will be Frank Lampard who will have to suffer the consequences and by the looks of it, the former England international could very be shown the door as early as next month.
Right now, Chelsea are eighth on the EPL table but with games against Wolves and Spurs coming up, they could slip further down the ladder.