Graeme Le Saux has backed Frank Lampard to stay on as Chelsea manager despite the side’s recent poor form.
The Blues have won just one out of their last six Premier League games – most recently being beaten 3-1 by Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
A dazzling first-half display from City, coupled with some questionable defending from Lampard’s side, has inevitably created speculation over his future at the club.
With Roman Abramovich’s notorious high turnover of managers since taking over as Chelsea owner back in 2003, it would be more surprising if his position as manager wasn’t being talked about.
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Since Abramovich bought the west London club almost 18 years ago, there have been 10 different permanent managers – not to mention those in an interim position.
Le Saux, when speaking exclusively to football.london, believes Lampard should remain as Chelsea manager and hopes the club values the hard work he’s done already.
“Definitely. It’s very easy to base someone’s ability on a run of poor results and just say that’s enough, let’s get someone else in,” the ex-Blues full-back said.
“Obviously at Chelsea, there’s been a history of high turnover of coaches. As soon as someone has a spell that isn’t up to the standard of what’s expected, immediately everyone from the outside starts saying that it’s only a matter of time before he goes.
“But with Frank, I’d hope that the club values his ability to connect with those younger players and develop them and also deliver the results over the course of the season.”
Le Saux also mentioned Chelsea’s summer transfer window, that saw the Blues inject over £200m worth of fresh talent into their squad, with the hope that they would be able to move closer to last season’s top two sides: Liverpool and Manchester…